Key Al Qaeda Leader in Custody, U.S. Officials Reveal U.S. officials disclose they're holding a man they believe to be al Qaeda's top operative in the Persian Gulf region. Authorities say Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who is suspected of planning the U.S.S. Cole attack in Yemen, was arrested "in recent weeks" and is being held at an undisclosed location. Hear NPR's Tom Gjelten.
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Key Al Qaeda Leader in Custody, U.S. Officials Reveal

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Key Al Qaeda Leader in Custody, U.S. Officials Reveal

Key Al Qaeda Leader in Custody, U.S. Officials Reveal

Key Al Qaeda Leader in Custody, U.S. Officials Reveal

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U.S. officials disclose they're holding a man they believe to be al Qaeda's top operative in the Persian Gulf region. Authorities say Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who is suspected of planning the U.S.S. Cole attack in Yemen, was arrested "in recent weeks" and is being held at an undisclosed location. Hear NPR's Tom Gjelten.