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Man Arrested In Al-Qaida Killings Ran Arizona Driving School

A man that federal authorities say was a leader of al-Qaida in Iraq and is suspected in killing two people in Fallujah 14 years ago has been located in Arizona.

The Arizona Republic reports 42-year-old Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri had been in the U.S. for more than a decade and had recently married and had a child.

The Republic reports he ran an Arizona driving school and was known by friends and acquaintances in Phoenix as an outgoing, friendly member of the city's Iraqi community.

The Department of Justice says Ahmed and other members of al-Qaida shot and killed a lieutenant and an officer with the Fallujah Police Directorate in 2006.