Saddam Killed Abu Nidal over al-Qaeda Row

(Telegraph - UK) - Abu Nidal, the Palestinian terrorist, was murdered on the orders of Saddam Hussein after refusing to train al-Qaeda fighters based in Iraq. Western diplomats believe that he was killed for refusing to reactivate his international terrorist network. Saddam wanted Abu Nidal to carry out attacks against the U.S. and its allies. U.S. Defence Department officials said that a number of very senior al-Qaeda members was now based in northern Iraq close to the Iranian border at Halabja.

2002-08-23 00:00:00

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