Unconfirmed Report: Osama Bin Laden Key Deputy Captured in Pakistan
Authorities in the United States are holding a man captured in Pakistan who is believed to be a key deputy of suspected terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, a senior US official said Sunday.
"It appears that he is Abu Zubaydah but we're not 100 percent certain of that at this point," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"The individual is now in US custody."
An estimated 60 people, including 29 mostly Arab and Afghan militants linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network were arrested in raids overnight Wednesday through Thursday by Pakistani and US law-enforcement officers, senior Interior Ministry official Brigadier Javed Iqbal Cheema said, according to AFP.
Abu Zubaydah, also known as Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn is a Saudi-born Palestinian. (Albawaba.com)
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