Freed by U.S., Saudi Becomes a Qaeda Chief

[New York Times] Robert F. Worth - Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Said Ali al-Shihri has emerged as the deputy leader of al-Qaeda's Yemeni branch. He was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007 and passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with al-Qaeda in Yemen, where he is suspected of involvement in a deadly bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Sana in September.

2009-01-23 06:00:00

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