February 29th, 2012
07:30 AM ET

Report: Senior al Qaeda commander arrested in Egypt

A state media outlet in Egypt said Wednesday that authorities have arrested a senior al Qaeda commander named Mohamed Ibrahim Mekawy, who also is thought to go by the name Saif al-Adel.

Investigators were trying to determine whether the man they arrested is the same Saif al-Adel who was indicted for his role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa.

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    So why did Obama apologize?

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