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Qaeda Says Saudi Militant Amnesty Will Fail

Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia has predicted that a government amnesty aimed at urging militants to surrender will fail, a few days after two operatives linked to Osama bin Laden’s group gave themselves up. “With false pride, (Crown Prince) Abdullah announced an amnesty for the mujahideen who give themselves up and gave them a month to do so,” the group said in its Muaskar al-Battar (Battar Camp) newsletter posted on an Islamist Web site. The newsletter is published every two weeks. “They thought that this would offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which will see a huge response, but this is not expected to happen because it seems utter failure is the fate of this attempt to stop the jihad (holy war).” Full Story

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