September 6, 2011 | Quote

Pakistan Claims Significant al-Qaeda Arrests

According to the Long War Journal, a U.S.-based Web site that covers the war on terror, a detained German-Afghan al-Qaeda figure falsely identified al-Mauritani last year as the organization’s No. 3 operative. Senior U.S. intelligence officials countered at the time that while al-Mauritani was a senior member of al-Qaeda’s committee to plan attacks on the West, he was not its leader, the Web site reported.

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Al Qaeda Pakistan