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Iranian Alert - November 7, 2005 - Iran said to be sheltering Al Qaeda
Regime Change Iran ^ | 11/07/05 | freedom44

Posted on 11/06/2005 6:15:24 PM PST by freedom44


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About 25 al-Qaeda leaders, including three of Osama bin Laden's sons, are running terrorist operations from their refuge in Iran rather than languishing under house arrest as Tehran claims, intelligence officials have said.

A "top-ranking Western secret service agent" has told Cicero magazine that the senior al-Qaeda operatives, who fled from Afghanistan into Iran after the fall of the Taliban regime in late 2001, have been provided with a secure hiding place, logistical support and equipment by the Revolutionary Guards.

Iran had said it would put the al-Qaeda leaders on trial after they crossed the border. But there has been no legal action and Tehran has ignored requests from Saudi Arabia and the West for access to the men.

United States intelligence sources have said that the group was living in compounds in eastern Iran guarded by al-Qaeda bodyguards. There have also been persistent but unconfirmed reports that bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, might be near the Afghan-Iranian border rather than Afghanistan's frontier with Pakistan.

The 25 members of the Iran-backed al-Qaeda hierarchy are said to include bin Laden's oldest son Saad, often mentioned as his father's heir.

A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran:


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1 posted on 11/06/2005 6:15:25 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44
shouldn't this be in humor section
2 posted on 11/06/2005 6:17:03 PM PST by Flavius (Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum")
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To: freedom44

Its a story that one can believe based on the "wipe Israel off the map" comments from the president of Iran. But will anyone give a rip in this country, especially the Democrats, whose policy now is "wipe Bush off the map."


3 posted on 11/06/2005 6:23:53 PM PST by Nextrush (The Soviet Union died, but the National Education Association is alive and well.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; McGavin999; Hinoki Cypress; ...
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

4 posted on 11/06/2005 8:49:40 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Democratic changes taking shape in the region

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1516707/posts


5 posted on 11/06/2005 9:20:59 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: freedom44
To read today’s thread click here.

Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

6 posted on 11/07/2005 4:53:07 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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