For some weeks, rumors have been circulating about the presence of senior al Qaeda leaders in Iran, and whether those leaders have been “detained,” as Iran says, or are being “harbored,” as the U.S. has charged.
Now, ABC News claims that: “Iran has been locked in highly secretive and complex extradition talks with Egypt, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia over prisoners held here who are widely believed to be senior members of Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network.”
Speculation varies over the identity of the leaders, but one name that crops up consistently is Saif al-Adel, said to have taken over as head of operations after Mohammad Atef was killed in Afghanistan. Some reports even say that Iran is holding al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian physician who is the number two figure in al Qaeda.
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