Another One Bites the Dust

The Saudis have killed al Qaeda’s leader in that country, in an operation in which other terrorists were captured and weapons, documents and computers were seized. The dead terrorist, a Moroccan named Younis Mohammed Ibrahim al-Hayari, had headed al Qaeda’s Saudi branch for only a short time, following the death of his predecessor.
While the Saudis have rightly been blamed for their financial support of Wahabbism, which has largely spawned the world-wide terrorist movement, they also deserve credit for the effectiveness of their internal anti-terrorist campaign. The AP article linked to above notes that of the 26 terrorists who were listed as “most wanted” as of December 2003, 23 are dead or in captivity.