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.











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