Former leading member of Al-Qaeda arrested in Egypt
Ahram Online, Wednesday 29 Feb 2012
Mohamed Ibrahim Mekkawi (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Authorities at Cairo airport on Wednesday arrested Mohamed Ibrahim Mekkawi – also known as Saif El-Adl – a former leading member of Al-Qaeda.
He arrived on a flight from the UAE en route from Pakistan.
El-Adl is a former officer in the Egyptian army. He travelled to Afghanistan in 1994.