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Terrorist cited as evidence of link

The man at the center of Secretary of State Colin Powell’s assertion that Iraq is hosting an al-Qaeda terrorist cell is said to be an expert in chemical and biological weapons and bombmaking. Abu Musab Zarqawi, 36, has been linked to several major terrorist actions in the past two years. ”He is a dangerous member of al-Qaeda and is highly active,” Hans Beth, head of counterterrorism for the German Federal Intelligence Service said in November. To those who operate with and against the shadowy Zarqawi, including the Kurds of northern Iraq, he is called ”the man with the limp.” That is a reference to a poorly fitting artificial limb that replaced a leg amputated in Baghdad in August. Full Story

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