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France arrests al-Qaeda suspects

Two suspected al-Qaeda militants have been arrested at France’s main airport in recent days, French officials say. Karim Mehdi, a Moroccan national, was taken into custody at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris on Sunday. Investigators believe he is linked to al-Qaeda militants based in Germany who planned the attacks on New York and Washington. The second suspect, Christian Ganczarski of Germany, was arrested on Monday. He is due to be interviewed by a judge in the coming days. France’s top anti-terrorist magistrate, Jean-Louis Bruguiere, has already put Mr Mehdi under official investigation – one step short of pressing charges – for “participation in an association of criminals linked to terrorist activities”. Full Story

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