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AP: Arrests Damage al-Qaida Network

The torrent of intelligence that led to dozens of arrests in Pakistan and Britain and a terror warning in the United States began with a hunt for those behind an audacious ambush in June on a Pakistani commander as his motorcade tried to cross Karachi’s Clifton Bridge. The trail has led from the teeming streets of that southern port city, to the dusty tribal village of Shakai along the Pakistan-Afghan border, to seemingly placid suburban London, to the world’s financial headquarters in New York and to Washington, D.C. The arrests of several senior al-Qaida figures in Pakistan and Britain in the weeks that followed — including a key operative in London and a man on the FBI’s most-wanted list for the U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa — are a striking example of intrepid police and intelligence work, international cooperation and simple good luck.Full Story

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