Skip to comments.Saudi officials identify man on bin Laden tape (Who is Khaled al-Harbi)
Posted on 07/13/2004 10:14:47 AM PDT by jmstein7
The Saudi citizen pictured conversing with Osama bin Laden about the September 11 terrorist attacks in a videotape released last week is a former Mujahedeen and war compatriot of bin Laden, not the man initially identified by U.S. officials, senior Saudi officials told CNN on Sunday.
Saudi officials said the man on the tape is Khaled al-Harbi, who fought with bin Laden against the Russians in Afghanistan about 20 years ago. On Friday, one day after the Pentagon released the videotape, U.S. officials said the man visiting bin Laden was Ali Sayeed al-Ghamdy, a former Islamic theology professor once imprisoned by the Saudi government.
But the man's tell-tale injury -- he has no legs -- led Saudi authorities to look elsewhere.
Officials believe the tape depicts bin Laden as the honoree at a dinner that includes several visitors, with al-Harbi being one of the most vocal.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Any time stamp on the tape? I'd still like to believe that bin Laden is dead.
Why are we posting a two year old CNN story?
Cause he was just taken into custody?
This CNN article is dated 12-16-01, but Khaled al-Harbi is the 'bin Laden associate' who surrendered to Saudi security officials in Tehran today.
(Thanks kristinn and jmstein7!)
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Please see #7. Thanks for posting this! ;-)
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You got it. This is old, old, old!!!!!!
Ohhhhh, that's what this is about. This Dude was REAL close to Bin Laden. Maybe, just maybe, we can get some info on Usama and/or Zaqwari (or however you spell it).
Thanks for posting this. He should have some interesting tales to tell.
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