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Arab Channel Airs Qaeda Tape Showing Saudi Bombers

An Arabic television channel on Friday aired parts of a video apparently showing al Qaeda militants preparing for a bomb attack that killed 18 people in Saudi Arabia in November. Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, has been battling a tide of militancy since May when triple suicide bombings killed 35 people, including nine Americans, in Riyadh. Officials have blamed al Qaeda for both the May and November attacks. The videotape aired by Dubai-based satellite station Al Arabiya showed fighters training and making explosives against a background of religious chants often heard in promotional videos of the al Qaeda network. Al Arabiya said the 90-minute tape, which described the men as Saudi nationals, had been released on an al Qaeda Web Site. The site was not accessible from Dubai. Full Story

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