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U.N. Group Finds No Hussein-Al Qaeda Link

The chairman of the monitoring group appointed by the United Nations Security Council to track Al Qaeda told reporters here today that his five-member team had found no evidence linking Al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein’s administration in Iraq. A report issued by the monitoring group did find that, despite “marked successes” in the fight against Al Qaeda, a new generation of Qaeda-trained terrorists, as well as veterans of the group, continue to threaten the global community. The report praises the capture of several senior Qaeda operatives and successful efforts to block the group’s access to the international banking system, but said recent bombings in Saudi Arabia, Morocco and elsewhere suggest that Al Qaeda “and its associated groups still pose a significant threat to international peace and security.” Full Story

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