Free Syrian Army fighters prepare to raid a house in Daraa May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Thaer Abdallah
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Saudi state television has for the first time broadcast the "confessions" of a jihadist who returned from Syria, as the Muslim kingdom distances itself from Islamist radicals in that country's conflict.Sulaiman al-Subaie, 25, who grew popular in his homeland for his posts on video-sharing app Keek, reportedly joined the most radical group fighting in Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), last August. There are no official figures on the numbers of Saudis who have joined jihadist ranks in Syria, but they are estimated at several hundred.King Abdullah last month decreed jail terms of up to 20 years for citizens who travel to fight abroad, as the country struggles to deter young Saudis from becoming jihadists.
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