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Top Al Qaida leader in Saudi Arabia is killed.

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 09:06 AM
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Security forces killed the head of al-Qaida in Saudi Arabia in a clash in the holy city of Medina on Thursday, the Interior Ministry announced.

Saleh Mohammed al-Aoofi was among six al-Qaida-linked militants killed during police raids on numerous locations in Medina and the capital, Riyadh, Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki told The Associated Press.

Al-Aoofi, who was believed to have taken over the leadership last year, was one of the remaining fugitives on a list of most wanted militants waging a campaign of violence in the world’s top oil exporter.

King Abdullah is visiting Medina to meet Islamic clerics and tribal leaders who were expected to pledge their allegiance to him, the official added.



its possible Al Qaida may have try to kill the new Saudi leader in hopes of disrupting the process of leadership change and loyalty. who knows wat would have happened if the Saudi leader was killed. aniways good job by the Saudi Security forces.




posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 09:20 AM
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You know, I really HATE to compliment the Saudi’s, but they do know how to deliver a message: They don’t capture their wanted, they just kill them. You never read about Saudi’s “caught top Al-Qaida operative”, we only hear that they were killed.

The West needs to learn from this. After all: You cant win a street fight with boxing gloves on….



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