Saudi-Based Al-Qaeda Helps Saddam Loyalists

(The Australian) - Al-Qaeda terrorists who infiltrated Iraq from Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries have formed a deadly alliance with former intelligence agents of Saddam Hussein to fight their common enemy - U.S. forces. The alliance is known as Jaish Mohammed. In the past four months it has smuggled millions of dollars, weapons, and hundreds of Arab fighters across the desert border with Saudi Arabia. Influenced by Wahhabism and headed by a senior Saudi al-Qaeda officer, it represents a new battle force in the holy war against the U.S.

2003-08-19 00:00:00

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