AP source: Suspect in US airliner bombing plot gives intelligence on radical cleric in Yemen

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WASHINGTON - A U.S. law enforcement official says the Nigerian suspect in the failed Christmas Day airliner attack has given up intelligence about a radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has been co-operating with the FBI. He has provided information about Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric who has emerged as a prominent al-Qaida recruiter. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation.
Abdulmutallab's co-operation against al-Awlaki could provide fresh clues for authorities trying to capture or kill him in the remote mountains of Yemen. Al-Awlaki has been linked to the Sept. 11 hijackers, the Fort Hood shootings and the botched US airliner bombing attempt.

Organizations: FBI, Al-Qaida

Geographic location: U.S., Yemen, WASHINGTON Fort Hood

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