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  • FSB: Alleged Al-Qaeda Leader Killed In North Caucasus

    12/17/2005 3:17:47 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 1,088+ views
    RadioFreeEurope ^ | Dec. 17, 2005 | Interfax
    16 December 2005 -- The head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) confirmed today that an alleged Al-Qaeda leader in southern Russia has been killed. Nikolai Patrushev told reporters that Saudi-born Abu Omar al-Seif was killed in the Northern Caucasus republic of Daghestan last month. Al-Seif's death had earlier been reported by Russian media but had not been officially confirmed. The FSB says al-Seif arrived in the Northern Caucasus 10 years ago on the orders of Osama bin Laden. It says he ran the Al-Haramein Islamic Foundation as a cover for setting up a terrorist network in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and...