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Saudi Arabia Says Al Qaeda Threat Remains

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had struck a hefty blow against al Qaeda by killing its leader in the kingdom but the threat of militant violence remained in the world’s largest oil exporter. Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal vowed the kingdom would do all it could to ensure the safety of the thousands of Westerners who form a crucial part of the workforce and whom al Qaeda has vowed to expel from the birthplace of Islam. “Getting rid of one cell doesn’t mean this issue is over,” the minister told a news conference in Jeddah. “It is a strong blow but when the danger is over we will announce it.” Saudi forces killed al Qaeda’s leader in the kingdom Abdulaziz al-Muqrin along with three other prominent militants on Friday, hours after they beheaded U.S. hostage Paul Johnson. Full Story

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