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Veteran al-Qaida Operative Proves Valuable

A key al-Qaida operative who was arrested last month is giving valuable insight about Osama bin Laden’s terror network, officials have told The Associated Press, but investigators are still trying to learn whether the so-called “tiny Tanzanian” was on the rise or losing influence when he was nabbed. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a 5-foot-3 Tanzanian wanted in the deadly bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa, has much to say. His life has tracked al-Qaida’s evolution from a tightly organized network assaulting prominent U.S. targets to a looser group struggling to maintain momentum. Full Story

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