All we have to go on with this is a Twitter posting from Breaking News.
Adam Yahiye Gadahn, wanted by the FBI and CIA for alleged al-Qaida involvement, is arrested in Pakistan - NBCIronically, the chubby traitor just posted another web rant today praising the Fort Hood jihadist.
I'd rather he be found dead on a slab. No doubt he'll be accorded all his rights rather than get a bullet in the head.
Nothing yet on the news wires. Let's hope this pans out.
Update: Here's a report of an AQ commander arrested in Pakistan, although it isn't clear if this is Gadahn.
Pakistani security forces along with help of US intelligence arrested Abu Yahya Mujahdeen Al- Adam, who is a close associate of Osama Bin Laden. Abu Yahya was arrested on Sunday from an area surrounding the super highway, on the outskirts of Karachi.More here.
Sources confirmed that the arrested militant commander has been shifted to Islamabad for further investigation.
Pennsylvania-born Abu Yahya is a US citizen and assumed to be a commander of foreign militants fighting in Afghanistan against the US. He was living with Osama Bin Ladin after 9/11 attacks in New York. His name is included in the top ten wanted on the CIA list.
The intelligence agencies arrested Al-Qaeda commander on the basis of the secret information. The Al-Qaeda commander is the very important leader of Al-Qaeda and He was in the list of the most wanted people by the law enforcement agencies.Gadahn was born in Oregon, and it says this guy was born in Pennsylvania, so the initial reports of it being Gadahn likely stem from the name "Adam" with this guy.
The sources told SAMAA that Al-Qaeda commander Abu-Yahya Mujaddin Adam is having American identity.
Security sources confirmed SAMAA that Abu-Yahya Mujaddin Adam consists of the most important commanders of Al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda commander Abu-Yahya Mujaddin Adam is among the list of American intelligence Agency CIA's ten most wanted people.
Another name is mentioned here.
Security agencies on Sunday arrested a close aide of Osama Bin Laden, Abu Yahya Azam. According to sources, the security agencies arrested Abu Yahaya Azam, a close aide and key Al-Qaeda commander during a raid in an area between Sohrab Goth and Noori Abad. Immediately after the arrest, he was shifted to Islamabad for further interrogation, sources added.Fox just reported that the AP is running with it.
Two terrorists, including a key al-Qaeda commander, were arrested from Karachi, sources told Sunday. According to sources, security agencies raided a house located at Super Highway in Karachi, in which two people, including a commander linked with the al-Qaeda network, were arrested.
The arrested men include Commander Abu Yahya Azam, a close accomplice of Usama bin Laden. They were later shifted to some undisclosed location for further interrogation. Security forces during massive search operation in different areas of Hangu have arrested 21 suspected and have recovered arms and ammunition from their custody.
NBC now reports it.
A top al-Qaida operative was captured in Pakistan, Pakistani newspapers reported Sunday, citing local sources.More here.
An intelligence source later confirmed the report to NBC News, adding that the man arrested was Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a U.S.-born spokesman for the group. Photographs supplied to NBC of the detained suspect corroborated the source's account.
Gadahn was detained in Sohrab Goth, a suburb of Karachi, and was later moved to the capital Islamabad, the source added.
Adam Gadahn, the treasonous Californian Al Qaeda leader who has long been on Washington's Most Wanted list, was nabbed in Pakistan Sunday - a huge victory.An AP report.
After some confusion in the intial reports, the Associated Press quoted Pakistani officials confirming the arrest.
Gadahn was bagged just hours after releasing a new internet video urging American Muslims to go on shooting sprees like Maj. Nidal Hasan's at Fort Hood last year.
He is the first American to be charged with treason since World War II.
If convicted, he faces the death penalty.
Pakistani intelligence agents have arrested Adam Gadahn, the American-born spokesman for al-Qaida, in an operation in the southern city of Karachi, two officers and a government official said Sunday.Thanks to Hot Air, AoS and Jim Hoft for the links.
The arrest of Gadahn is a major victory in the U.S.-led battle against al-Qaida and will be taken as a sign that Pakistan is cooperating more fully with Washington. It follows the recent detentions of several Afghan Taliban commanders in Karachi.
Gadahn was arrested in the sprawling southern metropolis in recent days, two officers who took part in the operation said. A senior government official also confirmed the arrest.