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CIA sends new detainee to Guantanamo

Another alleged senior al Qaeda captive held secretly by the CIA has been transferred to this remote Navy base, the military said Friday.

The arrival of Mohammud Rahim al Afghani, labeled a ''tough, seasoned jihadist'' by CIA director Gen. Mike V. Hayden, raises to 16 the number of ''high-value detainees'' in U.S. custody.

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Gordon, described Afghani as a ''high-level member of al Qaeda captured in the war on terror.'' He is now being held at a segregated site called Camp 7.

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