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Al-Qaeda figures 'held in Jordan'

An Israeli newspaper says the CIA is holding senior al-Qaeda suspects at an interrogation facility in Jordan. Haaretz says at least 11 detainees are being held at the secret location, including al-Qaeda’s ex-military head. The facility allows the CIA to use interrogation techniques banned in the US, the Haaretz report says. Haaretz cites interrogators of the detainees as its source. The CIA declined to comment on the report when contacted by BBC News Online. A Jordanian government spokesperson also declined to comment. Haaretz says that other detainees held at the base include former al-Qaeda military leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, recruitment head Abu Zubaydah and Ramzi bin al-Shibh – a former roommate of 11 suicide airline hijacker Mohammed Atta. Hambali, a Thai suspect thought to have links to al-Qaeda is also held there, the report says. Full Story

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