Thursday, June 7, 2007

Al Qaeda Suspect Sent To Guantanamo

from Reuters

The Pentagon said on Wednesday that Abdullahi Sudi Arale, a suspected al Qaeda courier, also played a leading role in Somalia's Islamic Courts (the movement ousted from control of the Somali capital Mogadishu last year by Somali government and Ethiopian forces.) "We have significant information that indicates that Arale ... has been assisting various East African al Qaeda-affiliated extremists in acquiring weapons and explosives." The Pentagon said in a statement that he had returned to Somalia from Pakistan in September 2006 and taken a leadership role in the Islamic Courts. Arale also facilitated terrorist travel by providing false documents for al Qaeda agents and foreign fighters traveling into Somalia, the Pentagon said.

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