Saudi Forces Kill Militant Leader

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Saudi Arabia says its security forces have killed another top militant in a gun battle in Riyadh. The head of al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula — the group that has claimed responsibility for a host of attacks on foreign targets — was gunned down earlier this month. Analysts in the kingdom are assessing the strength of the militant network. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.