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al-Qaida Suspect Carried Bin Laden Letter

A suspected al-Qaida operative killed by Saudi police last weekend was carrying a 6-month-old letter from Osama bin Laden, a Saudi newspaper reported Tuesday. The man, identified as Yosif Salih Fahd Ala’yeeri, was among 19 militants wanted in connection with a weapons cache found shortly before the May 12 suicide attacks at foreign housing complexes in Riyadh, which killed 26 victims including eight Americans. Police found the letter on his body after shooting him during a car chase Saturday, Al-Watan newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources. “The sources revealed that a folded handwritten letter, stained with blood, signed with the name bin Laden … was found in the pocket of the killed,” the paper reported. It said the letter was a season’s greetings on the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast with an Islamic calendar date that corresponds to Dec. 15, 2002. Full Story

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