posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 02:25 PM
Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah. In a statement, which can not be verified, posted on an
Islamic website jihadists claim the attack was in an effort to drive the Americans from the Arabian penninsula.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida claimed responsibility for Monday's attack on the U.S. Consulate in the Saudi Red Sea port of Jeddah
that left nine people dead.
A statement carried on an Islamic Web site and signed by the Qaida Network in the Arab Peninsula said, "Your brothers succeeded in killing nine agents
in the consulate including two American animals and seven treacherous policemen and wounding dozens."
The statement, authorship of which could not be authenticated, said the attackers were able to pull out of the consulate building after several hours
and find shelter in a safe place. It claimed that two fighters "became martyrs" and three others were wounded.
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We have recently seen videos from Al Qaida threatening more attacks on America. Often times after this videos, there is an attack. I find it curious
that this attack was on such a small scale, and not on American soil.
I don't think that this group that carried out the attack is exactly Al Qaida, rather more of a franchise. They carry out an operation similar to Al
Qaida operations, and then say they did it "as Al Qaida".
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