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Dead al-Qaida Man Not Intelligence Chief

Pakistani officials on Tuesday again backed off claims that they killed or captured a major al-Qaida fugitive, saying a man they believed had been an intelligence chief for Osama bin Laden’s organization was in fact a much less senior local figure. On Monday, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan told a news conference that intelligence sources indicated that the al-Qaida intelligence chief, whom he named only as Abdullah, had been killed. Another member of the Pakistani intelligence community said the military was showing photos of Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah — who is on the FBI’s Most Wanted List — to captured militants, but none had identified the photo. Full Story

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