There’s a strange report over at the Aafaq website about an attempted coup’s being thwarted in Saudi Arabia at this link (Arabic site).
I don’t find Aafaq to be particularly accurate in its reports, so I’m not quite ready to buy into this one. I’ll wait for other sources to report the same, but this story is out there.
I’ve seen no other reports than this (and a couple of Arab blogs that translated the report into English). An example:
Saudi security source told Aafaq newssite that Saudi military officers and member s of the National Guards tried to thwart a military coup to overthrow army officers loyal to the current Saudi king Abdullah.
The source said that Major Ahmed Maiad Zahrani, a National Guard officer in the Riyadh backed by a Saudi prince in the royal family has recruited approximately 150 officers of National Guards, arrested later for further questioning and charged with conspiracy.
The plan was to overthrow the Saudi National Guards leader, who is loyal to king Abdullah and to prevent the selection of other member of the family as crown prince after the death of recent crown prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz [who is seriously sick].