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Cablegate: Follow Up - Suspected Member of El Qaeda Arrested

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS FRANKFURT 000400

SIPDIS

TERREP

DEPT FOR DS/DSS/ITA, DS/DSS/IP, DS/ICI/PII, DS/IP/CC,
DAMASCUS, BERLIN, MUNICH FOR RSO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC PTER
SUBJECT: FOLLOW UP - SUSPECTED MEMBER OF EL QAEDA ARRESTED

REF: FRANKFURT 208

1. SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED - PROTECT ACCORDINGLY

2. (SBU) This cable is a follow up to FRANKFURT 208 which
described concerns the German police had about a suspected
terrorist, Chaouki Ben Adelouaheb Mrad who disappeared
shortly after altering his traditional Islamic appearance in
order to appear more Western. German police suspected that
he may have intended to travel to Syria at the time of his
disappearance.

3. (SBU) On January 11, 2004, SUBJECT was detected and
arrested during a traffic stop in Vaihingen, near Stuttgart,
Germany. SUBJECT attempted to resist arrest. SUBJECT was
temporarily incarcerated at Ludwigsburg prison and has been
sentenced to deportation. As of January 13, 2004, SUBJECT
has been in Heilbronn prison, awaiting repatriation to
country of origin.

4. (U) RSO continues to monitor the situation in
conjunction with other appropriate Mission elements.
BODDE

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