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A suspect emerges as key link in terror chain

Wherever European prosecutors turn these days, as they unravel suspected Islamic terrorist cells and track leads across the Continent, they keep coming across the fingerprints of one man: Abu Musab Zarqawi. Mr. Zarqawi, a one-legged Jordanian Bedouin currently thought to be hiding in Iran, has emerged as a central suspect in one Al Qaeda-related plot after another, investigators say, from allegedly smuggling suicide bombers into Iraq to orchestrating the recent car bomb blasts in Turkey and planning chemical attacks in Europe. “He is arguably one of the most dangerous people out there in terms of the number of things he has his hands in,” says Matthew Levitt, a former FBI counterterrorism agent now with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “He has a lot of connections to a lot of people, and what makes him most dangerous is his affiliations,” Mr. Levitt adds. Full Story

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