Now Al-Qaeda is saying that Abdulaziz al-Muqrin is not dead after all. Perhaps he is sharing an apartment with Osama bin Laden. From The Australian, with thanks to Nicolei:
THE leader of al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz al-Muqrin, is not dead, according to a statement posted today on a website which regularly publishes statements from the al-Qaeda terrorist network.
Security men at the scene of a shootout in the Saudi capital of Riyadh said that Muqrin had been gunned down along with three other militants last night.
“Following the lies … about the death of Abdulaziz al-Muqrin, we affirm that such allegations, spread by the tyrants in Saudi Arabia, are intended to undermine the morale of the mujahideen on the Arabian peninsula,” said the communique.
Posted on the site http://alsaha.fares.net, its authenticity could not be ascertained immediately.