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Al Qaeda suspect is moved to prison

September 13, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

A suspected Al Qaeda operative captured in Afghanistan was transferred this week to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, a Pentagon spokesman said.

The Afghan detainee, identified as Inayatullah, allegedly took instructions from senior Al Qaeda leaders and coordinated the travel of fighters through countries including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Iraq.

He is a rare new arrival at the U.S. Naval Base in southeast Cuba, where the detainee population has thinned to about 340 men. All but a few are being held without charges.

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