Sunday, May 07, 2006

Sunday Sign of Hope 5/7/06

Top al-Qaida figure caught in Pakistan

This was actually reported in Nov. last year but is now being confirmed.

From Seattle Times:

A top al-Qaida strategist with a $5 million bounty on his head and followers from Afghanistan to Europe has been captured in Pakistan, a U.S. law-enforcement official confirmed.

Mustafa Setmarian Nasar has been flown out of the country after being interrogated by Pakistani and American authorities, Pakistani officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Nasar "may have been turned over to the U.S.," an American official said.

He would not say where Nasar may have been sent, and U.S. officials in Washington declined to comment Tuesday.

Nasar, a 47-year-old Syrian-Spanish national, was seized in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta in November 2005, said the American official, who declined to be identified.

Nasar has been described by the U.S. Justice Department as a former trainer at Osama bin Laden's camps in Afghanistan who helped teach extremists to use poisons and chemicals before the U.S.-led invasion of this country after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

'....not say where Nasar may have been sent.....'

Does that mean Disney Land in an unlikely destination?

May 08, 2006 12:16 AM  

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