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Documents point to ties between Iraq, Ugandan Islamists

A cache of files recovered from the bombed-out headquarters of Iraq’s intelligence agency shows Saddam Hussein’s regime had links to an Islamist terror group in Africa – and had corresponded about opening a Baghdad training camp for the group. The documents, pulled by a reporter from a tangle of wires and shredded paper, may be important evidence of the relationship between Saddam’s regime and Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network – something the Bush administration has long sought to prove. They also reveal some of the daily problems and intense anger of the terrorists’ world. In one document written in English in a sloping, almost schoolboyish, hand, a terror leader in Uganda vows to attack the U.S. and its allies without rest. “We should deliberately drive panic into them and their bases and their interests. We do this in Africa, you do this in the Middle East, Gulf, and Asia,” writes Bekkah Abdul Nassir, self-described chief of diplomacy of the Allied Democratic Forces guerrilla group, to his Iraqi contacts. Full Story

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