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Qaeda Operative Said to Give C.I.A. Inside Information

A member of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle captured in Thailand last month has provided his C.I.A. interrogators with specifics about plans by Al Qaeda to attack two American-managed hotels in Bangkok, as well as commercial airliners using the international airport there, according to intelligence officials and diplomats from several countries. The arrest of the Qaeda operative, Riduan Isamuddin, an Indonesian better known as Hambali, has diminished the risk of any successful attacks “significantly,” one ambassador in the region said. Full Story

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