Intelligence Minister: Senior Al Qaeda leaders held in Iran
Iran is holding "a large number" of senior al Qaeda leaders, the country's intelligence minister told reporters Wednesday, without specifically naming those in custody.
"A large number of them have been deported already, and a number of them are currently in our custody," Intelligence Minister Ali Yunesi was quoted as saying by CNN.
The Minister would not comment on reports that al Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith or Saif al'Adl, now believed to be the al Qaeda network’s military commander, were being held in the Islamic Republic. (Albawaba.com)
© 2003 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)