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Fatah commander denies sending suicide bombers to Iraq

‘Hundreds’ have traveled independently from Palestinian camps in Lebanon. A senior Fatah commander in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp denied Sunday a newspaper report that claimed he had dispatched hundreds of volunteer suicide bombers to Iraq to fight US and British coalition forces. Mounir Maqdah, a colonel in the Fatah faction of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, admitted that “hundreds” of volunteers had traveled independently from Palestinian camps in Lebanon along with Arabs from other countries to Iraq before the onset of the conflict. But he said that he had had no part in the arrangements, adding that the movement of volunteers from Ain al-Hilweh to Iraq had ceased. Full Story

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