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Purported al-Qaida Tape Praises Attack

The suspected leader of al-Qaida in Saudi Arabia praised last weekend’s terrorist attack that killed 22 people and the effect it had on oil prices, according to a statement he purportedly posted on the Internet. Abdulaziz Issa Abdul-Mohsin al-Moqrin said the attack, in which Islamic militants stormed a Khobar resort and killed mostly foreign oil workers, was carried out by the “Jerusalem Squad” and amounted to a “new victory.” His statement appeared in an online periodical that seems to be linked to al-Qaida. It was dated Thursday and carried by an Islamic Web site that frequently runs militants’ statements. The same online forum carried a statement purported to be from the leader of the attack, who said he was appointed by al-Moqrin to head the Jerusalem Squad and gave details of the operation. Full Story

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