Al-Qaida leader threatens Saudi Arabia over mass execution

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File photograph dated 26 May 1998 shows Saudi dissident and Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden (R) speaking at a news conference in Khost, southern Afghanistan, flanked by Egypt's Islamic leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri (C).

Al-Qaida leader threatens Saudi Arabia over mass execution


The leader of al-Qaida is threatening Saudi Arabia over its mass execution of 47 people, many of whom were tied to the terror group.

Ayman al-Zawahiri delivered the message in a recording earlier this week that was reported by the SITE Intelligence Group on Thursday.

The seven-minute speech exhorted militants to launch new attacks against the interests of the kingdom's ruling Al Saud family, which he called a "rotten regime that corrupted your religion." Al-Zawahiri also offered his condol...


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