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Qatari Man Declared Enemy Combatant

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Qatari Man Declared Enemy Combatant

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The Bush administration designates Ali Saleh Al-Marri as an enemy combatant, transferring him from the criminal court system in New York to military custody. Justice Department officials accuse the Qatari national of being an al Qaeda operative who helped members of the terrorist network settle in the United States. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

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