July 13, 2004

Bin Laden Ally Surrenders

Saudis: Bin Laden aide surrenders

A close associate of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was flown from Iran to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday after surrendering to security officials at the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, a Saudi Interior Ministry official said.

Khaled al-Harbi was believed to have been living near the Afghan-Iranian border.

Video aired by the Arabic television network Al-Arabiya Tuesday showed al-Harbi being carried from a plane and placed in a wheelchair.

Others blogging on this: The Command Post, Stephen Green, and Jeff Quinton.

Thanks to Jeff and Barry Ritholtz for e-mail notification of the story.

Update: James Joyner has more.

Posted by Steven Taylor at July 13, 2004 12:43 PM | TrackBack
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