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Yemen Holds Man Sought In FBI Probe

Yemeni authorities have arrested Fawaz al-Rabeei, a suspected member of al Qaeda whom the FBI has sought for questioning about a possible plot against U.S. interests, Yemeni officials said. Al-Rabeei, a Yemeni national, is the suspected ringleader of a group that may have been planning a terrorist attack in the United States or Yemen on Feb. 12, 2002, according to information FBI officials obtained from interrogations of al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. Navy facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The warnings prompted an unusual FBI alert that month seeking al-Rabeei and 10 other Yemeni men. Al-Rabeei is believed to have escaped an explosion on Aug. 9 that killed two accomplices in a warehouse in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. After the blast, Yemeni authorities discovered 650 pounds of the plastic explosive Semtex hidden in pomegranate crates. Yemeni officials also found a stockpile of weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades, U.S. officials said. Full Story

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