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Saudi forces kill al-Qaeda leader in dawn gun battle

‘VICTORY’: A raid on a hideout of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network and the killing of a top operative dealt a blow to the terrorist group, Saudi officials said. In a swift and telling victory, Saudi anti-terror forces killed al-Qaeda’s top leader in the kingdom in a fierce dawn gun battle Sunday. But despite the Moroccan terrorist’s death, the number of extremists continues to grow in the face of the US-ally’s two-year crackdown on militants. The 90-minute battle in the eastern Rawdah district, an upscale neighborhood in the capital Riyadh, was the latest blow dealt to Osama bin Laden’s group, whose top leaders have either been killed or captured since authorities launched an offensive against it in 2003. Full Story

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