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Bin Laden ex-bodyguard on trial over German terror plot

A Jordanian man who claimed he was a bodyguard for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden went on trial accused of plotting terror attacks in Germany. Prosecutors say Shadi Mohd Mustafa Abdellah, who is of Palestinian origin, is a member of Al-Tawhid, a group described as supporting al-Qaeda’s campaign against the United States and its allies. Al-Tawhid’s operational leader was Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, an alleged senior al-Qaeda figure, according to the prosecutors. Abdellah, who has been in custody since last year, promised at the start of his trial in the western city of Duesseldorf to make a full statement. The 26-year-old testified at the trial of Mounir El Motassadeq, a Moroccan convicted by a German court earlier this year of accessory to murder over the the deadly September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. Full Story

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