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al-Qaida Said Seeking Presence in Iraq

The arrest of top al-Qaida operative Hassan Ghul shows that the terrorist network is seeking to establish a foothold in Iraq, a U.S. commander said Thursday. Ghul was arrested by Kurdish forces in northern Iraq as he attempted to enter the country, U.S. officials said last weekend in Washington last. The officials said Ghul was a senior facilitator for al-Qaida and reported directly to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, one of the architects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks who was captured in March near Islamabad, Pakistan. Full Story

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