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The US urged Russia to "do the right thing" and turn over fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden after he disappeared following his arrival in Moscow from Hong Kong. US officials are concerned about the possible release of sensitive information to foreign governments, and worry that disclosure of US surveillance methods will impair antiterrorism efforts.
Wanted NSA leaker Edward Snowden flew to Moscow from Hong Kong, where officials had been asked by the US to arrest him. He is said to be heading to Cuba and possible asylum in Ecuador. The US has revoked his passport. A US citizen was among 10 foreign tourists killed by the Taliban in northwest Pakistan.
The government filed criminal charges against Edward Snowden, who leaked top-secret information about NSA surveillance programs, and asked Hong Kong to detain him. Reports have emerged that the CIA and US special operations forces have been training Syrian rebels in Turkey and Jordan since November. The US is considering supplying antitank weapons to the rebels.