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One of Saudi Arabia's Most-Wanted Is Dead

One of Saudi Arabia’s most-wanted terrorism suspects has died from injuries in a November shootout with security forces, a U.S. official said Thursday. Amer Mohsin Moreef Al Zaidan al-Shihri made it to a safehouse where he was treated by a nurse, but he later died, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The Saudi Interior Ministry said in November that the five-hour shootout in a residential neighborhood of the Saudi capital, Riyadh, left one suspected militant dead and eight policemen wounded. Witnesses said several other militants escaped. The Saudi government has never declared al-Shihri to be dead. Messages left Thursday with Saudi officials were not immediately returned. Al-Shihri’s death was also reported on a Web site run by a group called the al-Qaida Organization in the Arabian Peninsula. The site’s statement, dated Monday, also said another militant, Abul Illah al-Otaibi, was killed in the same clash. Full Story

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