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Khalid Shaikh Mohammed naming names

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Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed shortly after his arrest on March 3

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Captured al Qaeda leader Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is naming operatives of the terrorist organization and offering what is believed to be useful information to U.S. interrogators, sources confirmed to CNN Thursday.

One of the several al Qaeda operatives he has identified, sources said, is Pakistani Majid Khan, whom Mohammed described as an al Qaeda soldier who has helped gather intelligence in the United States.

The sources would not offer details on when Khan was in the country, but said he has family living in the United States, thus giving him a permanent point of contact. The sources suggested his family is under sporadic surveillance.

Khan provided intelligence on suspension bridges, the sources said, but they characterized his information as "preliminary" -- not a practical plan of action.

They said U.S. intelligence has Khan "in their sights."

The sources would not say where he is, except to say he is not currently in the United States. The information concerning Khan was first reported by Newsweek.

Meanwhile, the FBI continues to search for other people identified by Mohammed, including Adnan el Shukrijama, Aafia Siddiqui and Mohammed Khan.

The FBI on March 20 put out a bulletin regarding Shukrijama, saying it is believed he is part of a current terrorist plot directed at the United States. Officials believe he is not currently in the country.

Despite persistent reports out of Pakistan, the FBI says Siddiqui has not been taken into custody and the search for her continues. Sources said she is believed to have provided support to al Qaeda and is the first woman the FBI has identified for questioning in connection to the terrorist organization.

Siddiqui, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is believed to be in Pakistan. Mohammed Khan is believed to be her estranged husband.


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