KSM Predicts Attacks on U.S. Forces

(Washington Post) - Kamran Khan and John Lancaster At the time of his arrest Saturday, senior al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Mohammed defiantly predicted a spate of terrorist attacks on U.S. forces massing in the Persian Gulf region for a likely invasion of Iraq, Pakistani intelligence officials said Thursday. Mohammed also told the Pakistani agents that "there are dozens of people like me who will give their lives but won't let the Americans live in peace anywhere in the world." "The U.S. forces will be targeted inside their bases in the gulf," a Pakistani official quoted Mohammed as saying. "You will get the news from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait." The official said that when Mohammed was asked whether bin Laden was alive, he replied, "Of course he's alive."

2003-03-07 00:00:00

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