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Egypt Arrests Senior Qaeda Operative
Al Manar ^ | Local Editor

Posted on 02/29/2012 8:28:00 AM PST by combat_boots

Egypt arrested on Wednesday senior al-Qaeda operative, Seif al-Adel, at Cairo airport.

Security officials and state television reported the arrest, but they did not say why the Egyptian militant flew to Cairo.

Adel was reported to have briefly taken over the militant network's leadership after Osama bin Laden's death.

He is also on the FBI's most wanted list with a reward of up to $5 million dollars for his capture. An airport official said Seif al-Adel, also known as Muhamad Ibrahim Makkawi and Ibrahim Madani, arrived on an Emirates flight from Pakistan with a stop over in Dubai.

Security officials said the militant, a former Egyptian special forces officer, was arrested after presenting a travel document at customs and taken into custody by the National Security apparatus.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aq; egypt; mb; wot

1 posted on 02/29/2012 8:28:15 AM PST by combat_boots
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2 posted on 02/29/2012 8:30:23 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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And in six months, he will mysteriously escape from a high-security prison.

3 posted on 02/29/2012 8:56:19 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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When the Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt arrests an AQ operative, they are sending a message that they are unhappy with the power sharing arrangement, not that AQ has done anything illegal.
4 posted on 02/29/2012 8:58:00 AM PST by Pecos (O.K., joke's over. Time to bring back the Constitution.)
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