Indonesian Officials Criticize U.S. Over Escaped Terror Suspect
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KABUL, Afghanistan — Security has been tightened at the U.S. military prison in Afghanistan following the escape of a suspected Al Qaeda leader, a U.S. official said Wednesday, as Indonesian terror officials accused Washington of failing to inform them of the breakout.
Omar al-Farouq (search), born in Kuwait to Iraqi parents, was considered one of Usama bin Laden's top lieutenants in Southeast Asia until Indonesian authorities captured him in 2002 and turned him over to the United States.
He was one of four suspected Arab terrorists to escape in July from the detention facility at Bagram, the main U.S. base in Afghanistan. It was not clear how long he had been held in Afghanistan.( Continuar a ler)