Interesting Article: " Egypt arrests Islamist close to Al Qaeda's Zawahiri " by AFP, Cairo, Published April 7th 2014. An interesting article mentioned that Egyptian police have arrested a senior Islamist militant close to Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. Thirwat Salah Shihata was arrested in a Cairo suburb, the sources said, adding he had been sentenced to death in absentia in the 1990s for an attempted assassination of a minister. Shihata was reportedly detained in Iran following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks in 2001, which routed Al-Qaeda and forced its leaders into hiding. The Egyptian officials said he had been in Libya and then Turkey before returning to his homeland. The arrest of Thirwat Shihata is now one of the closest mechanisms foreign intelligence units have of finding Zawahiri. Would you like to know more?