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01/09/04 - San'a, Yemen

Yemen Says it has Arrested Six Saudi Members of al-Qaida

Six suspected members of al-Qaida are in custody in Yemen.

A security official says the group, all Saudis, will be deported to Saudi Arabia next week. There's no word when the six were arrested.

Another Saudi man who officials suspect belongs to a cell connected to the May suicide bombings in Riyadh also faces deportation.

Officials believe several others who may have played a role in the blasts are also in Yemen.

The two nations are working together against Islamic extremists. Both countries have suffered suicide bombings and other attacks.

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