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U.S. Interrogates 'Al Qaeda Sympathizers' in Iraq

The U.S. military said on Saturday it was interrogating 74 people detained in a raid in northern Iraq to determine whether they were active members of Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network. “Initial indications are that they are al Qaeda sympathizers,” a U.S. army spokesman said. “What we’re trying to do is validate that through the interrogation process.” Asked whether the group had been actively planning attacks on U.S. forces, or just sympathized with bin Laden’s anti- American ideology, the spokesman said: “An al Qaeda sympathizer is somebody who would do the coalition and the country of Iraq harm, and frankly the whole world harm.” The army said the suspected al Qaeda members were captured in a raid Thursday near the northern city of Kirkuk. It would not say whether they were Iraqis or foreigners. Full Story

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