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Omar al-Farouq detained

Counterterrorism Detention

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Capturing AgencyIndonesian authorities
Location of CaptureJakarta, Indonesia1
Time of Capture June 5, 2002
CapturedOmar al-Farouq
Narrative and Notes
ReliableHe was captured on immigration charges and turned over to U.S. authorities. He was sent to Bagram, Afghanistan, from which he escaped in 2005.
1Tavernise, Sabrina. "British troops in Iraq kill al Qaeda operative." The New York Times: Sept. 26, 2006.
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