Raid Finds al Qaeda Tie to Iraq Militants

(AP/ABC News) A U.S.-led assault on a compound controlled by the Ansar al-Islam extremist Islamic group in northeastern Iraq has turned up a list of names of suspected militants living in the U.S. and what may be the strongest evidence yet linking the group to al Qaeda. Among a trove of evidence found were passports and identity papers of Ansar activists indicating that up to 150 of them were foreigners, including Yemenis, Turks, Palestinians, Pakistanis, Algerians, and Iranians. Coalition forces also found a phone book containing numbers of alleged Islamic activists based in the U.S. and Europe.

2003-04-02 00:00:00

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