Al-Jazeera Director General "Sacked"

(AFP/London Times) The director general of Al-Jazeera, the Arab satellite television station, has been sacked, Qatari sources said, amid allegations that he worked with Saddam Hussein's intelligence services. Mohammed Jassem al-Ali had held the top job at the station since 1996. Ahmed Chalabi, leader of the American-backed Iraqi National Congress, has accused several Al-Jazeera journalists of working for Iraqi agencies, based on documents allegedly found in state archives in Baghdad.

2003-05-30 00:00:00

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