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Pakistan backs off identity of American suspect

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani officials are backing away from a claim that an American member of al-Qaida who was picked up in a raid in Karachi is U.S.-born spokesman Adam Gadahn.

Authorities say the man who was detained has a name similar to an alias of Gadahn's.

Gadahn has appeared in several videos threatening the West since 2001.

They identified the suspect as Abu Yahya Majadin Adam, but gave no details on his background or role within al-Qaida.

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