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Third Suspect Faces Bali Bombing Trial

An Islamic preacher who prosecutors say was the operations chief of an al-Qaida-linked terror group went on trial Monday for last year’s Bali bombings, which killed more than 200 people. Prosecutors allege Ali Gufron, 43, fought under Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan and was in charge of operations for Jemaah Islamiyah, which is blamed for the Oct. 12 Bali blasts. Dressed in a white Muslim shirt and skull cap, he raised his fist and angrily shouted “God is Great” as he took the stand in a temporary courthouse on the resort island. Ghufron, also known by his alias Mukhlas, is the third key suspect to stand trial over the bloodiest terror attack since the Sept. 11 strikes against the United States. His trial is expected to reveal the inner workings of Jemaah Islamiyah, which has been accused of plotting a series of foiled attacks in Southeast Asia. Full Story

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