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TV says al-Qaeda number two and spokesman held in Iran

Ayman al-Zawahiri, right-hand man of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, and Suleiman Abu Ghaith, spokesman of the terror group, are among al-Qaeda members detained in Iran, Al-Arabiya news channel revealed. Zawahiri, Abu Ghaith and one of bin Laden’s sons are among a group of aides of the al-Qaeda chief held in Iran, the Dubai-based satellite television said, quoting “Western diplomatic sources.” Al-Arabiya, which did not name bin Laden’s son, said the detainees included Saudis, Kuwaitis, Jordanians and Iraqi Kurds. An upcoming visit to Iran by British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw will focus essentially on this issue, it said. Full Story

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