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Iraqi police say they’ve seized al Qaeda suspect

Iraqi commandos have captured an Egyptian said to be an associate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s number two, police sources said on Wednesday. Police named the suspect as Hamdi Tantawi and said he was detained in a raid on a farmhouse near the town of Yusufiya, south of Baghdad. They said Tantawi was suspected of financing insurgent operations in the area. They said Tantawi was believed to be a lieutenant to Zawahiri, an Egyptian doctor regarded as second-in-command to Osama bin Laden in the al Qaeda network. Computers, money and weapons were also seized in the raid, the police said. Full Story

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