Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Qatar / Saudi Arabia

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Qatar / Saudi Arabia

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See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Petroleum Affairs, Regional Affairs

1996

Apr. 17: Riyadh radio reported that security forces had intercepted an automobile packed with explosives at an unspecified border crossing on 29 March. [4/18 FBIS]

Apr. 18: Muhammad Mas`ari, leader of the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights (CDLR), a Saudi opposition group, was granted a four-year permit to remain in the United Kingdom, after being ordered to leave the country on 3 January. [4/19 FT]

Apr. 22: Four Saudis confessed on television to the 13 November 1995 bombing of a Saudi national guard training center in Riyadh which killed five US soldiers. The four men cited CDLR leader Mas`ari as an influence. [4/23 NYT]

May 31: In Riyadh, authorities beheaded four men convicted of bombing a military installation in Riyadh on 13 November 1995, which killed seven people, including five US soldiers. [6/1 NYT]

June 25: In Khobar, near Dhahran, a truck bomb outside a base housing US and European military personnel killed 19 US airmen and wounded 400 others. …

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