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Al-Qaeda leader for Gulf operations killed in Riyadh

A Yemeni militant killed in a shootout with Saudi security forces was Al-Qaeda’s head of operations for Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf, Saudi security sources said. “Yemeni Khaled Ali bin Haj, who was killed in Riyadh, was responsible for Al-Qaeda operations in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region,” one source told AFP, requesting anonymity. “He is suspected of having ordered the attacks in Riyadh” which killed 52 people in May and November 2003, another source said. Saudi’s interior ministry earlier confirmed that Haj was killed on Monday along with Saudi Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Mazini when police shot back at them after they had opened fire on security men when ordered to stop the jeep in wich they were travelling. Full Story

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