Turks in Ranks of al-Qaeda

(AP/Washington Times) - Lomali - or Ali the Lion, the name his Chechen comrades gave him - is one of hundreds of Turks who fought in Chechnya, Afghanistan, or Bosnia, some as members of al-Qaeda. Turkish police are focusing on these Islamic warriors as key suspects in a string of Istanbul suicide bombings that have left 57 dead. Police fear Turks who fought abroad were trained or influenced by radical groups like al-Qaeda and may have been behind the Istanbul bombings, which shocked police in their sophistication.

2003-11-28 00:00:00

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