Abu Zubaydah, 2002 News

al-Qaeda chief of operations and top recruiter, was captured by Pakistani police forces during a bold raid in Faisalabad in March. Under intense interrogation by U.S. intelligence officials, the Saudi-born Palestinian revealed details of al-Qaeda plots against U.S. landmarks. Zubaydah was the third-highest-ranking al-Qaeda member.

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