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Iranian tip-off may have led Americans to al-Qaeda leader

British diplomats are checking secret reports that elements within Iran, normally hostile to the West, helped the American secret services to capture Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi, the Kurdish-born senior al-Qaeda militant who was revealed last week to have been arrested on the border between Iran and Iraq late last year. Abdul Hadi, 45, a former Iraqi army officer who speaks five languages and is a key link between the al-Qaeda leadership in western Pakistan and militants in Iraq, had ‘met with al-Qaeda leaders in Iran’ and had urged them to support efforts in Iraq and to cause ‘problems within Iran’, US military sources told The Observer. Full Story

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