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Hambali Capture Success Could Have Sour Side for US

The longer suspected bombing mastermind Hambali stays under wraps in U.S. custody, the more Washington risks irritating allies and losing an opportunity to convince doubters about the reality of terrorist networks. Southeast Asian governments have welcomed the capture earlier this month of the alleged senior al Qaeda operative and boss of the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah, but where U.S. authorities took Hambali and what they intend doing with him remains a secret. Security officials say Hambali, a Muslim preacher also known by his alias Riduan Isamuddin, helped plot the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States as well as attacks throughout Southeast Asia. Full Story

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