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9/11 Trial Witness Says Suspect Was in Afghanistan

A Jordanian who says he served as Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard told a German court on Wednesday he had seen a Moroccan charged with helping the September 11 hijackers at an al Qaeda hostel in Afghanistan. Shadi Abdalla, who has since turned informant, said he spotted the accused, Abdelghani Mzoudi, both alone and with key figures in the 2001 suicide plane attacks on U.S. cities at lodgings frequented by al Qaeda trainees in mid-2000. Mzoudi, a 30-year-old electrical engineering student from Morocco, is charged with 3,066 counts of aiding and abetting murder, and membership of a terrorist organization, the Hamburg-based al Qaeda cell accused of carrying out the attacks. “I saw him in a guest house in Kandahar,” Abdalla, with a ring of plain clothes police around him, told the judges. Full Story

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