Sudan to Extradite al-Qaeda Member to Egypt
Sudanese authorities will soon extradite to Cairo an Egyptian arrested on suspicion of belonging to Saudi-born Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail said Sunday.
"Contacts are underway between security services in Egypt and Sudan about Anas al-Masri and he will be extradited to Egypt in the next few days," Ismail said during a stopover at Cairo airport, according to AFP.
"He's an Egyptian national who was tried (in Khartoum), condemned to four years in prison and ordered expelled for illegally entering Sudan and for possessing false documents," Ismail said.
The Washington Post reported recently that Abu Anas al-Liby, a senior al-Qaeda member who is on the US most wanted list of 22 alleged terrorists, was arrested in Sudan.
However, it corrected its report later saying it was not Abu Anas al-Liby but another member who was relatively highly-placed in the al-Qaeda organization.
Sudanese Interior Minister Abdel Rehim Mohamed Hussein said Friday that Egypt had asked for the extradition of Masri, sentenced previously in Egypt to seven years in prison for belonging to an illegal organization. (Albawaba.com)
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