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Islamists in U.A.E Had Links With ‘External Elements’: WAM

August 12, 2012

The Islamists arrested in the United Arab Emirates for conspiring against the state had links with “external elements” and had worked in an “organized” manner, the state-run news agency WAM reported, citing a statement by the cabinet.

The individuals were causing harm to the country and spreading false information to incite others, according to the statement, the news agency said, without elaborating.

To contact the reporter on this story: Zaid Sabah Abd Alhamid in Washington at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Colin Keatinge at

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