Robert Jacob Murdered on Video
ABC News — Al-Jazeera airs American’s execution
Qatar’s Al-Jazeera television station has aired video footage of what it says is the murder of US national Robert Jacob in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, by suspected Al Qaeda killers.
The body of a man in Western dress is seen hitting the ground as several gunshots ring out.
The feet and legs of two men in civilian dress are also shown – they are apparently the assassins.
The scene is in the covered yard of a residential building where a four-wheel drive vehicle is parked in a garage space.
The footage was posted on a web site and attributed to an Al Qaeda terror cell, which has claimed responsibility for the killing.
The video describes the victim as “American Jew Robert Jacob, who worked for the spy group Vinnell”.
Mr Jacob, 44, worked for the US Vinnell Corp, which helps train the Saudi National Guard.
He was shot dead at his home in Riyadh on June 8.
A US national has been killed in a drive-by shooting and another American believed to have been kidnapped yesterday amid a bloody campaign by Al Qaeda to driver Western “infidels” out of the kingdom.
The Australian — Website shows taped ‘murder’
A VIDEOTAPE posted today on a website attributed to al-Qaeda shows what it claims to be the murder of US national Robert Jacob in the Saudi capital by members of its terror network.
Chanting glorifying Jihad, or holy war, is heard in the background on the tape as two men are seen chasing a Western-dressed man who screams: “Wait, wait! No, no!”
Seconds later about 10 gunshots ring out as the man falls to the ground.
The tape, seen on the website http://members.lycos.co.uk/markazilam/markaz.htm, then shows the two men rush to the body. One appears to be slitting the victim’s throat.
The two assailants, who are also dressed in Western clothes, are only ever shown from the shoulder down.
Hat tip: Kevin Aylward