High-level al-Qaida Figure is Captured
Washington revealed today that a high-level al-Qaida member, suspected of close links to Osama Bin Laden, was captured in 2007.
The Pentagon stated Mohammad Rahim, instrumental in helping Bin Laden escape Afghanistan in 2001, was detained in the summer of 2007.
Authorities have captured a high-level al-Qaida figure who helped Osama bin Laden escape from Afghanistan in 2001, the Pentagon announced Friday.
Department spokesman Bryan Whitman declined to say when or where
Mohammad Rahim was captured — or by whom — announcing only that he was
handed over by the CIA to the Pentagon earlier this week and is being
held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
But in a memo obtained by The Associated Press, CIA Director Michael
Hayden told agency employees that Rahim was detained in the summer of
"Rahim is a tough, seasoned jihadist," Hayden said. "His combat
experience, which dates back to the 1980s, includes plots against US
and Afghan targets."