French firm urges families in Saudi Arabiato take early leave

1st June 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 1 (AFP) - The French engineering and oil services group Technip urged the families of its employees in Saudi Arabia to bring forward their summer holidays following deadly weekend attacks that left 22 people dead.

PARIS, June 1 (AFP) - The French engineering and oil services group Technip urged the families of its employees in Saudi Arabia to bring forward their summer holidays following deadly weekend attacks that left 22 people dead.

They were killed during a raid on oil company offices in Al-Khobar by gunmen who slit the throats of several foreigners before Saudi commandos stormed a housing complex to rescue dozens of hostages.

The attack was claimed by the militant Islamic network Al-Quaeda.

"We have asked families to bring forward their return but this is not strictly speaking a repatriation," a Technip spokesman told AFP.

An estimated 200 people work for Technip in Saudi Arabia, half of them are Technip employees and the rest are employed by local sub-contractors.

© AFP

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