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Suspect Caught with Sleeper Cells Details

The captured terrorist mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was carrying the names and phone numbers of members of al-Qaeda sleeper cells in North America when he was apprehended, according to intelligence officials. His arrest could disrupt acts of terror in the planning stages, authorities said. Vincent Cannistraro, a former counter-terrorism chief for the CIA, said Mohammed likely would be interrogated “with some urgency” about al-Qaeda attacks that might be imminent. Western intelligence officials said Mohammed actively recruited terrorists for a new wave of attacks against Americans at home and abroad, and is alleged to have worked to develop radioactive “dirty” bombs. US officials are expected to keep the whereabouts of the detained terror suspect a closely-guarded secret, just as they have with other captured operatives. Observers believe it is highly unlikely Mohammed will be put through the civilian justice system, since federal criminal defendants in the United States are allowed detailed access to the government’s evidence against them. “It’ll be a lot better if we can interrogate him for a year and a half without having to worry about telling him (in court papers) everything we know about him,” the official said. Full Story

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