Saif al-Adel is an Egyptian explosives expert and a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda. Adel has been on the FBI’s list of Most Wanted Terrorists since its inception in 2001. Adel is under indictment for his part in the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Africa. He has also been connected with the murder of Daniel Pearl.
Senior Al Qaeda leader Seif al-Adel was arrested at the Cairo airport today on his way to Egypt.
The Daily Star reported:
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Senior Al-Qaeda operative Seif al-Adel, who was reported to have briefly taken over the militant network’s leadership after Osama Ben Laden’s death, was arrested in Cairo airport on Wednesday, security officials said.
The officials did not say why the Egyptian militant, who is on the FBI’s most wanted list with up to $5 million dollar reward for his capture, flew to Cairo airport.
An airport official said he arrived on an Emirates Airline flight from Pakistan with a stop over in Dubai.