Al Qaida's Bioweapons Expert, Yazid Sufaat, Released By Malaysia

01/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A U.S.-trained Al Qaeda microbiologist has been released from jail by the Malaysian government, prompting alarm among American counter-terrorism officials.

"This individual is considered dangerous," said one official, referring to the recent decision to free Yazid Sufaat, a notorious Qaeda operative who once oversaw the group's germ-warfare efforts. The official declined to be identified talking about sensitive information.

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