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Islamic militant extradited to France

PARIS, France (CNN) -- Djamel Begal, an Islamic militant suspected of trying to organise terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in France, has been extradited from the United Arab Emirates to France, CNN confirmed on Monday.

Information supplied by Begal led to a series of arrests in France, Belgium and the Netherlands in the days following the terror attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, police said.

Begal, who was being held in the United Arab Emirates since his arrest in July, allegedly confessed to planning an attack on the U.S. Embassy in France and gave names and addresses of extremists living in Paris, police sources said.


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