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Suspected militant handed over

The United States handed over to Germany on Thursday a suspected Islamic militant whose information provided to U.S. interrogators led authorities across the world to issue terror warnings for Europe last year, prosecutors said.

Ahmad Wali Siddiqui, a German national of Afghan descent, was captured by U.S. troops in Afghanistan in July 2010 and while in custody provided details on alleged plots linked to al-Qaida supposedly targeting European cities.

Siddiqui is accused of belonging to a foreign terrorist group, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which aims at creating an Islamic state, or caliphate, across Central Asia.

Germany's federal prosecutors said the 36-year-old suspect was handed over Thursday to German police at the U.S. air base in Ramstein.

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