November 04, 2005

Al-Qaeda Mustafa Setmariam Nasar Captured in Pakistan.

Nasar is an operative thought to be involved in the planning of the Madrid train bombings.

CNN: The U.S. counter terrorism officials confirmed the man in custody was Nasar, a 47-year-old Syrian who also has Spanish citizenship… …One of the counter terrorism officials cautioned against overstating his importance in the terror network, saying Nasar was a "background" guy with a "number of contacts." "Nasar is best known for his writings," the official said. But the official added, "We're better off that he's captured."

Background info on Nasar.

TKB: Biography: Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, also known as Abu Musab al-Suri and Umar Abd al-Hakim, is a wanted man in both the United States and Spain. Nasar was born in 1959 in Syria where he joined the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood, a fundamentalist organization, was heavily repressed by the Syrian government, prompting Nasar to write a book that would make him famous in Islamist circles, “The Syrian Experiment.” In the book, written under the pseudonym Abu Musab Suri, Nasar issued a call to action against the ruling Asad regime in Syria. He has also written under the pseudonym Umar Abd al-Hakim.

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