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Al Qaeda Chief Was Released by U.S. From Gitmo

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  1. Revmitchell

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    An Internet posting purportedly by Al Qaeda in Yemen says a Saudi national released from Guantanamo in 2008 is now the group's second in command.

    The militant, Said Ali al-Shihri, is suspected of being involved in a deadly bombing of the United States Embassy in Yemen's capital, Sana, in September. He was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007 and passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen, the New York Times reported Friday.

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