Abu Faraj al Libi Transferred to Guantànamo Bay

Mr. Libi [was] transferred from a secret C.I.A. prison to Guantánamo Bay in September 2006, discusses his interactions with a courier for Bin Laden — who is identified in the document by the initials UBL — in Pakistan.

Footnotes to those sentences cite what appear to be C.I.A. accounts of interrogations of Mr. Libi in 2005 and 2006.

Abu Faraj al-Libbi, who after Osama bin Laden and the Egyptian-born Ayman al-Zawahiri, is suspected of being al-Qaida's third in command, has been named by Pakistani security sources as the main planner of the alleged plot, according to Dawn, a daily newspaper. He has also been accused of being in a plot to assassinate Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, and was arrested last year and turned over to the US.

U.S. authorities confused "Abu Faraj al Libi", the al Qaeda suspect arrested last week in Pakistan, with "Abu Anas al Libi," another al Qaeda suspect who was closer to the network's leadership, European security sources told Asharq al Awsat. A French counter-terrorism expert said Abu Faraj al Libi is a senior leader in the second rank of al Qaeda, but is not the chief of its operations as Pakistani authorities claimed last week.