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Al-Qaida calls for oil strikes in Gulf

The Saudi branch of al-Qaida called for attacks against oil infrastructure in the Persian Gulf in a Web statement posted Sunday. The statement came four days after al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden urged Islamic militants to stop Westerners from obtaining Middle Eastern oil, saying such a blow would be fatal to the West. “Try your best to stop the biggest theft in history,” bin Laden said in the Thursday tape, referring to the West’s purchase of Arab oil. Sunday’s statement called on “all mujahedeen . . . in the Arabian Peninsula” to target “the oil resources that do not serve the nation of Islam.” Full Story

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