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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
of Al-Qa'idah "financier" Khadr al-Kanadi, by Muhammad al-Shafi'i; place and date not given, published by London-based newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat on 18 March; subheads inserted editorially:
Zaynab Khadr al-Kanadi, a Canadian citizen originally of Egyptian nationality, has revealed some details about Al-Qa'idah leader Usamah Bin-Ladin's private life. She said that she had been close to his family in Afghanistan.
The daughter of Khadr al-Kanadi, whom the US authorities considered the financier of Al-Qa'idah, revealed that for several years her family lived close to Bin-Ladin's family in a residential compound in Jalalabad. Later on her family moved to Kabul's Wazirkhan neighbourhood, or the embassies' quarter, in the Afghan capital. Prior to the US air strikes in October 2001 the family moved to Lowgar, the stronghold of Hekmatyar's Hizb-e Eslami.
Last month the Pakistani authorities announced that they had ascertained that Khadr al-Kanadi, who was killed during an operation carried out by the Pakistani army in a tribal region in Pakistan, was a senior Al-Qa'idah official. They ascertained his identity by DNA testing.
Zaynab's father, Abu-Abd-al-Rahman, aka Ilyas al-Kanadi, was on a list of 39 persons and organizations that had their financial assets frozen by the United States on suspicion of links to terrorism. It is believed that Abu-Abd-al-Rahman al-Kanadi, who had Canadian citizenship, emigrated from Canada to Afghanistan during the war against the Russians in the mid-1980s. The Egyptian authorities accused him of being the mastermind behind the bombing of the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad in 1995.