New Evidence of a Link between Iraq and al-Qaeda

(Wall Street Journal)Editorial - The name Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, listed with the rank of Lt.-Col., appears on three captured rosters of officers in Saddam Fedayeen, the elite paramilitary group run by Saddam's son Uday and entrusted with doing much of the regime's dirty work. If Shakir was an officer in the Fedayeen, it would establish a direct link between Iraq and the al-Qaeda operatives who planned 9/11. Shakir was present at the January 2000 al-Qaeda "summit" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at which the 9/11 attacks were planned.

2004-05-27 00:00:00

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