Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Two more dead terrorists

This time the Saudis got them

RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi security forces have killed two suspected top Al-Qaeda militants in clashes -- the bloodiest in more than three months -- in which five policemen also died, security sources said.

Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Siwailmi died of his wounds early Wednesday after being hit in clashes the previous day with security forces near Buraida, capital of Qassim province, 300 kilometres (190 miles) north of Riyadh, said the interior ministry.

He was number seven on the kingdom's list of 36 most-wanted terrorists, and was considered a leading member of the terror network in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Meanwhile, Abdulrahman al-Motaeb, 26, who figured at number four on the same list, was shot dead Wednesday morning "in the desert," a security source told AFP, requesting anonymity.

Adios terrorists! Saudi Arabia's got a ways to go to eliminate themselves as a breeding ground for islamic extremists, but killing them when they surface sure won't hurt.