Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sunday Sign of Hope 8/20/06

Al-Qaeda Mastermind Caught


A leading operative in the al-Qaeda terrorist group, allegedly linked to last week's London hijacking plot, has been captured in southern Pakistan, US television network ABC reported Thursday citing Pakistani officials.

Matiur Rehman, 27, one of the most wanted men in Pakistan, was taken in the city of Bawalpur, ABC reported.

According to Pakistani law enforcement and intelligence officials cited by ABC, Rehman has met with Rashid Rauf - the alleged ringleader of last week's foiled plot to hijack up to 10 passenger aircraft and blow them up over the Atlantic Ocean.

Rauf's arrest, also in Bawalpur, reportedly led to the anti-terror operations conducted by British security forces last week, in which more than 20 people were taken into custody.


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