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December 10, 2003
Al-Qaeda Suspect Arrested in Minneapolis

A suspected associate of Zacharias Moussaoui, and apparently he's talking:

Authorities in Minneapolis on Tuesday arrested and jailed a man suspected of associating with the Al-Qaida terrorist network and having knowledge of some of the activities of Zacarias Moussaoui, a law enforcement official said.

The official said the detainee has confirmed some of investigators' suspicions about Moussaoui, who was arrested while learning to fly a Boeing 747 jet at an Eagan flight school two years ago and now is the subject of the only U.S. prosecution related to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

The jailed man, whose name was withheld, has described Moussaoui's activities at an Al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan several years ago, the official said.

So far, the arrest has been kept pretty lo-profile. The suspect's name does not appear on the list of prisoners being held at the Minneapolis jail, and his arraignment proceedings were sealed. We may not know a lot more for a while about this mysterious operative, but we know the investigations are far from over, and unfortunately they are close to home.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at December 10, 2003 5:34 AM

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