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Jazeera Says Spain Arrests Reporter for Qaeda Link

Arabic television channel Al Jazeera said on Friday Spanish police had arrested one of its most renowned war correspondents on charges of belonging to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network. Al Jazeera said police detained Tayseer Alouni, who shot to fame in the Arab world covering the U.S.-led war on Afghanistan and then the Iraq war, at his home in Granada in southern Spain. It said Alouni and his wife were Spanish citizens. Spanish police sources confirmed they had arrested Alouni. “Alouni had been arrested in Granada…in principle for connections with Islamic terrorist organizations,” one source told Reuters, but gave no further details. Full Story

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