Sources close to al Qaeda deny reports of 9/11 suspect capture
An Islamist website sympathetic to Osama bin Laden rejected on Sunday reports that Pakistan had captured Ramzi Binalshibh, a key al Qaeda member accused of helping to plan the September 11 attacks.
The Jehad Online website said reports of Binalshibh's capture were part of a U.S. and Pakistani media campaign to demoralize supporters of Osama bin Laden.
"Al-Mujahudeen (Muslim holy warriors) confirm that brother Ramzi Binalshibh has not been arrested but is with them," the website said.
"What happened in the last two days...was a wicked U.S.-Pakistani game aimed at breaking the morale of Muslims and supporters of Jihad (Muslim holy war).
"Through this statement we challenge them to show us brother Ramzi Binalshibh in captivity and we swear by God Almighty they will not be able to do so," it added.
U.S. and Pakistani officials said on Friday that Binalshibh, a Yemeni citizen who was a member in al Qaeda, was captured in Karachi on the first anniversary of the September attacks. (Albawaba.com)
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