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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Major Terrorist Capture in Pakistan

Bloomberg.com:

Pakistan arrested Abu al-Faraj, a Libyan national involved in the attacks on President Pervez Musharraf in December 2003, Information Minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmed said in a phone interview. Al-Faraj was one of the most senior leaders in the global al- Qaeda terrorist network. Ahmed did not give further details. Abu-al-Faraj has been accused of masterminding two attacks on President Musharraf's motorcade in Rawalpindi. Al-Faraj was a close associate of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and No. 3 in the network, according to Agence France- Presse.
This is extremely good news. For the obvious reason that this guy is a signifigant terrorist and may help us capture Bin Laden as well, and for the less obvious, but perhaps more important reason, that this capture may signify that the Pakistani Government is feeling more empowered to take on significant al-Qaeda figures. Of course several other terrorist leaders have been captured in Pakistan in the past, but this may be a signifigant step forward in the hunt for Bin Laden.

2 Comments:

Anonymous tsykoduk said...

this capture may signify that the Pakistani Government is feeling more empowered to take on significant al-Qaeda figure

I really hope so. He also could have been a sacrifice.. Only time will tell.

5/04/2005 08:17:00 AM  
Blogger The probligo said...

The news down here tells us that the bounty on this guy was set at USD5 billion.

5 million?

5/04/2005 01:22:00 PM  

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