A former detainee of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo who later rejoined al-Qaida in Yemen has turned himself in to Saudi authorities.

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says Jabir Jubran al-Fayfi contacted the Saudi government from Yemen to express his readiness to surrender. The Yemeni government arranged for his return.

Al-Fayfi was released from Guantanamo in 2006 to undergo rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia. He rejoined al-Qaida after completing the reform program.

Saudi officials say 11 of more than 100 former Guantanamo inmates who finished the rehabilitation program returned to militancy.

The Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is known for launching attacks on regional and Western targets.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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