Pakistan says it captured 'important' al-Qaida leader

ByREUTERS
June 20, 2012 12:06

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has captured an "important" al-Qaida leader, Naamen Meziche, during an operation near the Pakistan-Iran border, officials said on Wednesday.

Meziche is believed to have links with militant groups based in Europe, and media reports say he may have played a role in the 9/11 attacks.



The French national of Algerian origin worked closely with another al-Qaida leader, Younis al-Mauritani, who was responsible for international operations, Pakistani officials said.

Mauritani was captured by Pakistani authorities in September last year.

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