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The US got embarrassed last year when four captured al-Qaeda terrorists escaped from a military prison in Bagram, Afghanistan. The leader, Abu Nasir al-Qahtani, has been rumored to have appeared all over Southwestern Asia. Tonight the BBC reports that American forces have recaptured Qahtani, near Khost:
US and Afghan forces say they have captured a high-ranking al-Qaeda figure in eastern Afghanistan.
The man - named as Abu Nasir al-Qahtani by unidentified US officials and a Pakistani newspaper - is said to have been captured in the city of Khost.
US military officials said last week that a known al-Qaeda operative had been arrested in Khost.
Mr Qahtani escaped last year from the US prison at Bagram in Afghanistan with three other suspected militants.
The American military captured five other terrorists along with Qahtani in Khost, the BBC reports. US forces will not publicly confirm the identities of their detainees, but their sources confirm Qahtani's capture.Sphere It View blog reactions
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