posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 10:02 AM
Pakistan has captured 2 more important Al-Qaida operatives in the southern Pakistani city of Quetta. The pair includes an Egyptian in his 40's, and a
Saudi in his 20's.
The pair, Egyptian Abdul Sattar Sharif ul Misri and Saudi national Abdul Hakeem, were arrested in the southwestern city of Quetta Monday,
intelligence officials said. State-run Pakistan Television said they were found with explosives.
"These are important people," Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, information minister in Pakistan's outgoing cabinet, told Reuters, adding that ul Misri had a
price on his head.
He did not say who had offered the reward for the capture of ul Misri, who is not among the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's most wanted
terrorists. Ul Misri means "the Egyptian" in Arabic.
An intelligence official in Quetta said the two were captured in a rented mud house in a poor neighborhood of Quetta, where many Afghan refugees also
live. The owner of the house was an Afghan who was not present.
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It seems the quality of the "important" terror suspects is dropping. Neither of these two are on the FBI's list.
With the Pakistani government swearing in a new cabinet soon, this is hopefully a good sign of their continuing cooperation in the War on Terror.
[edit on 9-1-2004 by Valhall]