September 5, 2011 / 5:06 PM / in 9 years

US provided technical help in al Qaeda capture -official

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The United States provided critical information and technical help in working with Pakistan to arrest Younis al-Mauritani, a senior al Qaeda operative, a U.S. official said on Monday.

“The Pakistanis deserve real credit for their hard investigative and operational work in taking deadly threats like al-Mauritani off the battlefield,” said the official on condition of anonymity. “There is clearly more to be done, and both sides recognize the imperative of acting together against these dangerous targets.” (Reporting by Jim Wolf; editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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