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Militants Post Tape of American's Beheading on Web

A video tape of the beheading of U.S. aviation engineer Paul Johnson by al Qaeda militants in Saudi Arabia a month ago appeared on the Internet Saturday. The tape shows what appears to be the motionless body of Johnson being decapitated and his severed head held up for the camera. The nearly two-minute tape, posted on the Web site of al Qaeda’s cell in Saudi Arabia, begins with shots of destroyed houses in what appears to be Iraq interspersed with images of U.S.-made Apache helicopters, which Johnson trained the Saudi air force to use. The U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia said Thursday a search for Johnson’s body was drawing to a close after U.S. experts sent to the kingdom failed to find his remains. Full Story

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