FBI fears al-Qaeda suspect has fled U.S.
Federal agents hunting for suspected al-Qaeda operative Adnan El Shukrijumah now fear that he has slipped out of the United States. El Shukrijumah, 27, who once lived in suburban Miami, has been the focus of an intense manhunt since last week when he was identified by the FBI as a possible terrorist organizer who could be plotting strikes against U.S. targets. But federal law enforcement sources say an extensive search, primarily centered in South Florida, has yielded little information. The lack of evidence leads many senior officials to believe that the Saudi-born man, who holds at least four passports and travels under a half-dozen aliases, is no longer in the United States. ”His access to travel documents has us leaning toward the view that he is gone,” one senior official said Wednesday. ”There is nothing indicating his whereabouts (in the United States).” El Shukrijumah, whose name surfaced in recent interrogations of captured al-Qaeda operations chief Khalid Sheik Mohammed, is believed to hold passports from Guyana, Saudi Arabia, Canada and Trinidad. Full Story