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Engineer Held as Part of Portland Probe

An Intel Corp. software engineer, detained without charges two weeks ago in Oregon, is being held in connection with the prosecution of six Portland, Ore., suspects charged last year with conspiring to fight in Afghanistan against U.S. forces, according to sources familiar with the case. Maher Hawash, who was born in Nablus on the West Bank and is a 15-year U.S. citizen who lives near Portland, is being held as a material witness in the federal terror prosecution, the sources said. The Justice Department said today it would release no information about the case. “We do not comment on material witnesses or even confirm whether someone is or is not a material witnesses,” said Mark Corallo, a spokesman in Washington. Full Story

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