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Al-Qaida Suspect Was Soccer Hopeful

Sometime after moving from Tunisia to Europe to play professional soccer, Nizar Trabelsi got hooked on cocaine, messed up in petty crime and eventually made his way to al-Qaida training camps in Afghanistan. By the time Belgian police arrested him, two days after Sept. 11, in connection with a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Trabelsi had already placed himself on a “list of martyrs,” according to evidence gleaned from intelligence and interrogations. Full Story

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