Saudi Raid Kills Islamic Terrorist

by on March 16th, 2004,2933,114293,00.html

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia pledged Tuesday to wipe out terror activity in the kingdom after a raid that killed the suspected Al Qaeda chief on the Arabian peninsula — a man believed to have once been a bodyguard for Usama bin Laden.

Three of Saudi Arabia’s 26 most-wanted militants are dead and hundreds of suspected extremists have been rounded up as a result of raids to seize weapons and Islamic militants. The latest raid, which resulted in the deaths Monday of Khaled Ali Haj and an accomplice, was thought to be an important blow to Al Qaeda’s regional operation.

Stephen Macklin