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'Leading' al-Qaeda suspect arrested

Pakistani authorities have arrested a suspected leading al-Qaeda member in the eastern city of Lahore, the Information Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, has said. The man, named as Yasir al-Jazeeri and said to be a Moroccan national, was picked up in an affluent Lahore neighbourhood as evening fell. Pakistan is describing his detention as another important breakthrough in the hunt for al-Qaeda suspects sheltering on Pakistani territory. Mr Al-Jazeeri’s arrest comes two weeks after the capture of the suspected mastermind behind the 11 September attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is now in US custody. Full Story

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