Ahmed Khadr not so dead...
Via Regnum Crucis
Pakistani security agencies are trying to track down a Canadian, believed to be an al Qaeda financier, who escaped a recent raid near the Afghan border. An intelligence official said the Egyptian-born Canadian identified as Ahmed Said Khadr, alias Abu Abdur Rehman, nicknamed Al-Canadi, was thought to be hiding in one of the mud-built houses when the raid was launched but slipped away. "He was expected to be there but somehow got away before the operation," the official told Reuters.
Yes, itâs quite remarkable
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Web site quoted the Islamic Observation Centre in London as saying that Khadr and his teenage son were killed in the raid, but the Pakistani officials said that only Khadrâs son was killed and he himself was alive.
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Pakistani intelligence officials said Khadr had helped organize attacks on a small U.S. base at Shkin in Afghanistan, close to the Pakistani border. He was arrested in 1996 in Pakistan on suspicion of financing the bombing of the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad in 1995 which killed several people. CBC News said he was released after the intervention of Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien. Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Wednesday that a senior al Qaeda official could be among suspected militants killed in Angor Adda. The intelligence officials said he was not among the top hierarchy of bin Ladenâs group blamed for the September 11, 2001 attacks but was wanted by the United States.
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Posted by: Paul Moloney 2003-10-17