Sunday, March 7, 2010

Breaking: American-born Al-Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn arrested in Karachi. Update: It's not Gadahn

FBI Most Wanted Terrorist, American-born Al-Qaeda operative, Adam Gadahn, has been arrested in Pakistan.  From the Associated Press:
Pakistani intelligence agents have arrested Adam Gadahn, the American-born spokesman for al-Qaida, in an operation in the southern city of Karachi, two officers and a government official said Sunday.

The arrest of Gadahn is a major victory in the U.S.-led battle against al-Qaida and will be taken as a sign that Pakistan is cooperating more fully with Washington. It follows the recent detentions of several Afghan Taliban commanders in Karachi.

Gadahn was arrested in the sprawling southern metropolis in recent days, two officers who took part in the operation said. A senior government official also confirmed the arrest.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.
Update 3/9/2010.  The L.A. Times is reporting that the suspect in custody is not Gadahn.

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