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Saudi Arabia Confirms Wanted Militant Died

Saudi Arabia confirmed Sunday that one of the kingdom’s 26 most wanted suspects, Amer al-Shihri, had died after he was wounded in a clash with security forces in Riyadh more than three months ago. An Interior Ministry statement said tests on a body found buried in a grave north of Riyadh showed it to be Shihri’s. A pro-al Qaeda Web Site said earlier this month that Shihri died after being wounded by security forces in the Suweidi district of southern Riyadh. The Interior Ministry said he died in late December of chest wounds sustained in November and was buried in the desert north of Riyadh. A medical report issued Thursday said tests confirmed the body was his, it said. Full Story

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