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Muhammad Jafar Jamal al-Khatani

Al-Qaeda Operative

Detained?2

Details
ImportanceMedium
Capturing AuthorityU.S. and Afghan forces2
Date of CaptureEarly November 20062
Location of CaptureKhost, Afghanistan2
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleOperative
NationalitySaudi1
Alias(es)Abu Nasir al-Qahtani
GenderMale
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • One of four suspects who escaped from a U.S. military jail in Bagram, Afghanistan, on July 11, 2005.
  • Intelligence officials said he was an important al-Qaeda operative in Afghanistan.
  • He is a different person from would-be 9-11 hijacker Muhammad al-Kahtani.1
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    Questionable
  • A Pakistani newspaper reported he was recaptured in Khost area. U.S. and Afghan military officials would neither confirm nor deny the report.2
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    Sources
    1 Schmitt, Eric and Tim Golden. 'Prison escape in Afghanistan 'was a disaster.' The New York Times: Dec. 4, 2005.
    2 Faez, Rahim. "Afghans, U.S. Nab Senior al-Qaida Member." The Associated Press: Nov. 13, 2006.
     
     
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