Capture of Al Qaeda Deputy May Aid Anti-Terror Efforts
Al Qaeda's alleged Persian Gulf operations chief, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, is now a U.S. captive, providing authorities a fresh chance to gather intelligence on possible terrorist efforts, U.S. officials say. Al-Nashiri, a suspected mastermind of the U.S.S. Cole bombing, is the latest senior lieutenant of Osama bin Laden to be captured. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.
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