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“They are not coming from the Saudi Arabian border,” Mr. al-Jubeir said, insisting that his government is as concerned as is that of Iraq. “We are doing everything we can to find the recruiters and apprehend them.”

He said young men have been tricked into going to Iraq, where they have been trafficked by insurgents or criminal gangs.

“This is not good for us or any other country in the region,” he said. “It is the training they receive [in Iraq] that we are worried about.”