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Philippines captures two al-Qaeda suspects, hunting more

The Philippines said two Arab al-Qaeda suspects had been captured and that a huge manhunt was under way in the south of the country for dozens of militants from the Jemaah Islamiyah group. Immigration Commissioner Andrea Domingo said Jordanian Mahmoud Afif Abdeljalil, 36, was being interrogated while Kuwaiti Jasem Alhasan had been deported. She said both were suspected al-Qaeda operatives. The men were detained within the past few weeks in the southern city of Zamboanga where the authorities said they were in close contact with Islamic militants from the Abu Sayyaf and other groups. The hunt for the militants from Jemaah Islamiyah, the group behind last year’s bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali, was launched after the capture of the group’s alleged number two in the Philippines. Full Story

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