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Al Qaeda foreign fighter captured in Qalat

Al Qaeda foreign fighter captured in Qalat

May 24, 2011 - 11:50

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A Germany-based Moroccan Al Qaeda foreign fighter facilitator was captured during a security operation in southern Zabul province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said on Tuesday.

The man, detained in Qalat on May 8, provided details about his travel from Germany, the alliance said in a statement. The detainee watched foreigners from many countries converging in Pakistaninfo-icon to conduct attacks against coalition forces in Afghanistaninfo-icon

Afghan and NATOinfo-icon-led forces found passports and identification cards from France, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia amongst 10 insurgents killed during the operation, the statement added.

"During a delay in his travels in Iran, the facilitator stated he was approached to become a suicide bomber.  However, he declined because of his goal to take part in the Global Jihadinfo-icon," the multinational force said.


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