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British PM sees "linkages" between al-Qaeda and Iraq

British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a parliamentary hearing that there is evidence of “linkages” between individuals in Iraq and Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network. Speaking a day after a dramatic police raid on the Finsbury Park mosque in north London, in which seven people were arrested, Blair said Tuesday it was “inevitable” that terrorists would try to target Britain. “I think it’s inevitable that they will try in some form or other, and I think we can see evidence from the recent arrests that the terrorist network is here, as it is around the rest of the world,” he said. “And I think it’s important we do everything we can to show people the link between weapons of mass destruction and these terrorist groups who are doing anything they possibly can to disrupt the lives of ordinary people.” Full Story

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