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Iran is "completing files" on al-Qaeda members it holds

Iran said that it is “completing the files” on the members of the terror network al-Qaeda it is holding before deciding on their fate. “We are studying and completing their files then we will make a decision”, foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said Monday. “As long as their files have not been completed, we can not say anything more,” he told reporters. Tehran admitted for the first time on Wednesday that it was holding “prominent” elements of Osama bin Laden’s terror network, but did not identify them. It said it would either extradite them to their country of origin, expel them to where they had come from or prosecute them in Iran. Among those held in Iran, according to diplomats and the Arab press, are al-Qaeda’s Egyptian-born number two and number three Ayman al-Zawahiri and Saif al-Adel, spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, and one of bin Laden’s sons, Saad. Full Story

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