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Terror Suspect Reportedly Had Bin Laden Letter

A suspected Saudi militant who was killed by police earlier this week was carrying a letter allegedly written by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden about six months ago, a local newspaper said on Tuesday. Al-Watan daily quoted what it called “informed” sources as saying police had found the hand-written letter signed by bin Laden in the pocket of Youssef Saleh al-Eiery, who was named among a 19-member gang suspected of having ties to al Qaeda. If authenticated, the letter could provide evidence possibly linking bin Laden’s al Qaeda — Washington’s prime suspect in the September 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. cities — to suspected militants behind last month’s triple suicide bombings in Riyadh which killed 35 people, mostly foreigners. The Interior Ministry has said that Eiery belonged to the 19-member gang, which authorities in Saudi Arabia have blamed for the May 12 attacks. Saudi Arabia has so far arrested 21 people suspected of involvement in the attacks but it is not clear whether Eiery was personally involved in these bombings. Full Story

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