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Top al Qaeda operative told of hijackings

A high-level al Qaeda operative was one of the sources of information leading to the latest warning about possible suicide hijackings of airliners, a government source told CNN Wednesday. The source said Ali Abd al-Rahman al Faqasi al-Ghamdi — allegedly one of the key organizers of the May 12 suicide bombings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that killed 23 people, including nine Americans — gave information concerning possible hijackings. He surrendered to Saudi authorities in June and is being held in Saudi Arabia, a U.S. government source told CNN Thursday.Full Story

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