UK suspect ‘key al-Qaeda member’

A British Muslim man was an important member of al-Qaeda with a terrorist contacts book that had sections written in invisible ink, a court has heard. Rangzieb Ahmed, 33, of Manchester, denies directing terrorism and being a member of al-Qaeda. The prosecution at Manchester Crown Court alleged he was assisted by Habib Ahmed, 28, a city taxi driver. It is alleged Habib Ahmed, who denies all charges, travelled to Pakistan to receive terrorist training. The trip is also said to have included explosives training. And the prosecution claims that Habib Ahmed’s wife, Mehreen Haji, 27, sent £4,000 to fund his training. She is accused of two counts of arranging funding for the purposes of terrorism.

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