Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Arrested Qaeda figure was training for flight
Patrick E. Tyler/NYT The New York Times
Tuesday, December 24, 2002
WASHINGTON The man said to be chief of operations for Al Qaeda in the Gulf region, Abdul Rahim Nashiri, was taking flight lessons near the strategic shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz when he was arrested last month by authorities of the United Arab Emirates and turned over to the CIA, officials here and in the region said in recent days.

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