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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

1 posted on 02/29/2012 3:35:45 AM PST by AdmSmith
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To: SunkenCiv; gandalftb

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saif_al-Adel


2 posted on 02/29/2012 3:37:47 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wanted_terrorists/saif-al-adel


3 posted on 02/29/2012 3:38:59 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Heh, he flew to Egypt thinking that he was going to take over the country, and got busted on the way in. Probably used his cell phone, and NSA tagged him.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 3:40:57 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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6 posted on 02/29/2012 3:42:07 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Oh, THAT son of a bitch!


7 posted on 02/29/2012 3:46:22 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: AdmSmith
An airport official said he arrived on an Emirates Airline flight from Pakistan with a stop over in Dubai.

Our friends and allies....

How would you like to have been on that flight?

Mike

8 posted on 02/29/2012 3:50:39 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; nuconvert; TigerLikesRooster

Yes, and hopefully we will soon know if he was hiding in Iran together with Saad bin Laden a few years ago and the involvement of Khameini’s Qods Force.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 3:59:16 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

I hope we get some info out of him


10 posted on 02/29/2012 4:01:56 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith

Obama caught him! Hear comes another speech.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 4:19:46 AM PST by FES0844
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks AdmSmith.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 4:39:34 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: AdmSmith

Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook (Hamas) is supposedly in Cairo


13 posted on 02/29/2012 4:50:29 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith

How and when he is released will provide us with much new and potentially useful information.

It would be even more interesting if we can get our hands on him - but that is very unlikely.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 4:52:28 AM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Jim Noble

It might be a mistaken identity, i.e. not the al Qaeda leader.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 5:04:12 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: nuconvert

nobama weill probably make him a czar of moozlum outreach or someting.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 5:35:08 AM PST by ogen hal
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To: AdmSmith

BINGO!


17 posted on 02/29/2012 5:42:04 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: AdmSmith

Who in Egypt arrested him?
MB fearful of the competition?


18 posted on 02/29/2012 5:55:46 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: AdmSmith

I hope that they don’t put panties on his head.

Really.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 9:39:48 AM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: AdmSmith; All

Egyptian claims mistaken identity in Al-Qaeda case

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Feb-29/165030-senior-al-qaeda-leader-arrested-in-cairo.ashx


20 posted on 02/29/2012 11:14:01 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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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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