'Important' al Qaeda leader captured on Pak-Iran border: Officials

Naamen Meziche is believed to have links with militant groups based in Europe.


Reuters June 20, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani intelligence agencies  captured an "important" al Qaeda leader, Naamen Meziche, during an operation near the Pakistan-Iran border, officials said on Wednesday.

Meziche is believed to have links with militant groups based in Europe, and media reports say he may have played a role in the 9/11 attacks.

The French national of Algerian origin worked closely with another al Qaeda leader, Younis al-Mauritani, who was responsible for international operations, officials said.

Mauritani was captured by authorities in September last year.

COMMENTS (16)

Raj - USA | 9 years ago | Reply

Pulling rabbits out of the hat ??? Won't work to get US apology for Salala.

Its (still) Econonmy Stupid | 9 years ago | Reply

This arrest is a message to USA: We are still relevant. Q: If he is important how come there is no bounty on his head? Is his picture on one of those 52 play cards?

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