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Qaeda-affiliated faction leader escapes Gaza prison

Prominent Salafi faction leader associated with Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization manages to escape Hamas jail in Strip

Ali Waked Published: 12.24.09, 11:53 / Israel News

Mahmoud Taleb, one of the prominent leaders of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Salafi faction, escaped a Hamas prison in the Gaza Strip, a senior Salafi element reported Thursday. Details of the escape remain unclear.

Taleb was being held at the prison along with other operatives and senior elements in al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, having been arrested by Hamas internal security apparatus officers.

Abu Hamza, who notified of the escape has asked the Hamas government to release all al-Qaeda prisoners from jail in light of Israeli threats to attack the Gaza Strip, rendering the Palestinian facilities unsafe.

Palestinian security forces in the Strip held large-scale arrests of operatives a


Added: Dec-24-2009 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Affiliated, Gaza, Hamas, Escapes, Prison, Challeng, Clashes
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