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Saudi Official Says Key Al Qaeda Figures in Iran

Several key al Qaeda members, including the security chief and Osama bin Laden’s son, are in Iran, which has not responded to a request by Saudi Arabia to hand over any of its citizens among them, a senior Saudi official said on Tuesday. He said those in Iran included: Saad bin Laden, an older son of the Saudi-born al Qaeda leader; Egyptian Saif al-Adel, believed to be the network’s security chief; Kuwait-born Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, al Qaeda’s spokesman; and Jordanian Abu Musab Zarqawi, who has suspected al Qaeda ties and is accused of plotting the murder of a U.S. diplomat in Amman last year. “We are very much confident, actually, that those names are there as well as others,” the Saudi official told a small group of reporters on condition of anonymity. Full Story

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