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Monday, September 27, 2004

Zawahiri Captured?

Report: Top Bin Laden deputy caught in Pakistan.

Top Bin Laden deputy Ayman al-Zawahri has been caught in Pakistan, according to a report from the region quoted on Israel Radio Monday.

Pakistani forces operating against al Qaida strongholds in the country report capturing the Egyptian national, who was formerly the head of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which operated in the past against the Egyptian regime.
UPDATE: Pakistan officials deny report al-Zawahri arrested. (Hat tip: Allah)

ISLAMABAD, Sept 27 (al-Reuters) - Pakistan officials denied an Al Arabiya television report on Monday that top al Qaeda official Ayman al-Zawahri has been arrested in Pakistan.

"It is a negative, it is wrong," Brigadier Javed Cheema, Director General of the Interior Ministry's Crisis Management Cell, told Reuters.

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