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Senior Al-Qaeda leader arrested in Cairo
Daily Star ^ | Feb 29, 2012 | staff

Posted on 02/29/2012 3:35:38 AM PST by AdmSmith

CAIRO: Senior Al-Qaeda operative Seif al-Adel, who was reported to have briefly taken over the militant network's leadership after Osama Ben Laden's death, was arrested in Cairo airport on Wednesday, security officials said.

The officials did not say why the Egyptian militant, who is on the FBI's most wanted list with up to $5 million dollar reward for his capture, flew to Cairo airport.

An airport official said he arrived on an Emirates Airline flight from Pakistan with a stop over in Dubai.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; terrorism; threatmatrix
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To: ColdOne

Yeah, I saw CNN report that, too


21 posted on 02/29/2012 11:28:05 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith

Its a bid odd. The Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Queda have excellent relationship. Many of the Al-Qaeda leadership began in the Muslim Brotherhood. The numebr two guy in Al-Qaeda, Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri began as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 7:36:15 PM PST by U-238
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To: AdmSmith

Its a bid odd. The Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Queda have excellent relationship. Many of the Al-Qaeda leadership began in the Muslim Brotherhood. The numebr two guy in Al-Qaeda, Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri began as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 7:36:15 PM PST by U-238
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To: AdmSmith; doug from upland; Nachum; Cindy; G8 Diplomat; Dog; nuconvert; Straight Vermonter; ...

Thanks for the ping.

Looks like a false alarm.

We don’t release all of the AKA’s because we hope that HVT’s will use those names on travel or other doc’s that we might pick up on.

Sayf al-Adel (correct spelling) IMHO is the #1 HVT of AQ. I would rather see him captured ahead of UBL and Z.

We are lucky that UBL moneyed his way into AQ leadership. If Sayf al-Adel had called the shots, much worse than 9/11 would have happened. He bitterly opposed 9/11 for the harm that would come to AQ leadership.

Sayf al-Adel is a true military professional and has always been the teeth of AQ, before UBL and Z. He was the trainer and planner that spawned the jihadists we fight today.

He is also a real ghost, and expert at concealment and movement. Likely based in Iran, he will be hard to catch.

He is such a high value target, that we want him alive.


24 posted on 03/01/2012 8:54:59 AM PST by gandalftb (11th MEU, 2/4 Echo, TRAP Force)
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