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Son of bin Laden

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Somewhere in Iran

Saad bin Laden, one of Osama bin Laden’s oldest sons, is among a group of top al Qaida leaders operating from Iran, The Washington Post reported this week. The 24-year-old was in contact with an al Qaida cell in Saudi Arabia just days before a May suicide bombing that killed 35 people, including eight Americans. Saad and the other al Qaida leaders are protected by the Jerusalem Force, an elite Iranian security unit that answers directly to the ayatollahs and collaborates with foreign terrorist groups. Saudi Arabia has tried unsuccessfully to get Iran to extradite Saad bin Laden to face charges in the Riyadh bombing. “Those people are in Iran, and somebody must be helping them,” said Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Prince Bandar. “The question is, Who?”

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