Saudi Fighters "Bound for Iraq"

(BBC) Frank Gardner - Western intelligence sources say they have detected a small group of Saudi extremists trying to get into Iraq to attack coalition forces there. The men are pretending to be aid workers and may be hoping to cross the border from Iran. This week, four groups of Islamist fighters were reported to have left their hideouts in Afghanistan to join Iraqi forces. They, too, are thought to be trying to enter from Iran. And in Italy, an investigation by counter-terrorism officials has concluded that the country is being used as a staging-post for Muslim fighters

2003-04-04 00:00:00

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