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    Double Agent Held U.K. Passport

    A passport for a citizen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is pictured in London, on July 23, 2008. Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) working for the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) will began a three day strike Wednesday, in the latest industrial action over the government’s policy to cap public sector pay and close offices. The three day stoppage, hitting the UK's seven regional passport offices and 68 interview offices, will lead to the cancellation of passport interviews and delay the issuing of passports during one of the busiest periods of the year. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Little is known about the man who infiltrated al Qaeda in Yemen and ultimately foiled an underwear bomb plot targeting a U.S.-bound plane. But a few details have emerged about the agent in recent days. He is of Arab descent, has lived in the United Kingdom for many years, and holds a British passport. He was originally recruited by Saudi counterterrorism agencies because he had fallen in with a group of jihadists, which gave him the background to fit in with the terror network.

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