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Sebai Says Ibn Sheikh al Libi Was Killed

A former Jihad member and head of the London based al Maqreze centre for Historic Studies claimed he had information from "trusted sources" in Libya that senior al Qaeda operative Ibn al Sheikh al Libi (Ali Abd al Aziz al Fakhiri) was killed by his Libyan captors and did not commit suicide as they claimed.

Libyan authorities announced on May 10, 2009, that Al Libi had committed suicide in his prison cell.

Ibn al Sheikh al Libi was a Libyan paramilitary trainer for al Qaeda. He ran al Qaeda's Khaldan camp in Afghanistan and was captured by Pakistani officials at the end of 2001 or beginning of 2002 as he attempted to flee Afghanistan following the U.S. invasion.

After being captured and interrogated by U.S. and Egyptian forces, the information he gave was cited by the Bush Administration in the months preceding the 2003 invasion of Iraq as evidence of a connection between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda.