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Egypt requests release of al Qaeda explosives expert

Tariq-Mahmoud-Ahmed-al-Sawah.jpgThe Egyptian government has requested the release of Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al Sawah from Guantanamo. Al Sawah was a top al Qaeda explosives expert before his capture, and designed the prototype of the shoe bomb used by Richard Reid, as well as magnetized limpet mines. He was originally a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the leaked JTF-GTMO file for his case notes that the US government has been spying on the Brotherhood.

New investigation into murder of Daniel Pearl released

The Center for Public Integrity has released an investigative report detailing the circumstances of Daniel Pearl’s murder in 2002. The report highlights the “nexus” between Pakistani terrorist groups and al Qaeda, and provides new details concerning Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s role in the plot.