Saudi hope for war on terrorism

Saudi hope for war on terrorism

Saudi Arabia said it hopes the killing of former Saudi citizen Osama bin Laden will boost efforts to fight terrorism.

An official statement expressed hope that bin Laden’s death will be a “step that supports the international efforts against terrorism”.

It added that the Saudi people in particular were targeted by “this terrorist organisation”, referring to bin Laden’s al Qaida, which once had an active branch in the desert kingdom.

A scion of a prominent Saudi family, bin Laden was stripped of his citizenship after he criticised the royal family’s reliance on US troops to protect it after the Iraqi invasion of neighbouring Kuwait.

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