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  • Al-Qaeda suspect tells of bomb plot

    05/28/2003 9:19:39 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | May 28, 2003 | BBC News
    An alleged Islamic militant has told a Belgian court how he plotted to bomb a military base on an al-Qaeda mission. Nizar Trabelsi, a former Tunisian professional footballer, told how Osama Bin Laden's network sent him two years ago to Belgium to bomb the Kleine Brogel base, which houses nuclear missiles. He is one of 23 alleged Islamic militants on trial. Only eight of them are in custody, while five are still on the run and the others face lesser charges. "I was supposed to go alone in a van. The bomb was behind me," Mr Trabelsi told the Brussels...
  • Al-Qaeda planning US 'death blow'

    10/30/2003 11:17:40 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 349 replies · 637+ views
    Australia News ^ | Oct. 31, 2003 | Dubai correspondent -Agence France-Presse
    OSAMA bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network is planning a "death blow" against Americans during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a Saudi magazine reports in its issue due out today. "Al-Qaeda is going to carry out a death blow against Americans during the month of Ramadan," Al-Majallah said, quoting an e-mail sent by Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj, identified as a senior member of al-Qaeda. Ablaj, who regularly communicates with the London-based weekly via e-mail, did not specify if the threatened strike will be carried out in the United States or against American interests abroad. "Muslims have the right to draw...