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Canadian aided Ressam bomb plot

Montreal and Ottawa — Ahcène Zemiri, the former Montrealer who has turned up in U.S. detention in Guantanamo Bay, was a close friend of convicted bomb plotter Ahmed Ressam and helped him with his attempt to blow up Los Angeles International Airport, court documents say. The Algerian-born Mr. Zemiri, 36, has been held at the U.S. military base since he was taken prisoner in Afghanistan on Dec. 15, 2001. News of his detention was revealed this week after his wife gave an interview to a website supporting the prisoners. In court testimony, Mr. Ressam said Mr. Zemiri helped him in the bomb plot, giving him $3,500 and offering a video camera to carry as “camouflage.” Mr. Ressam also said he asked Mr. Zemiri to find him a pistol, silencer and grenades. Full Story

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