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Ashcroft Urges Asia Help in Terror Fight

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft urged senior Asia Pacific officials on Wednesday to bolster cooperation to fight terrorism but offered no access to Asia’s leading terrorist, now in American custody. Australia’s foreign minister told delegates at a two-day anti-terror conference that more terrorist attacks are “inevitable.” Ministers and other officials from 33 countries gathered on Bali — site of a deadly terror attack in October 2002 — sought ways to pool their resources to battle Jemaah Islamiyah, a Southeast Asian terror group linked to al-Qaida. “We have convened here in Bali to deepen our cooperation against those who oppose our shared values and those who would murder innocents,” Ashcroft said. Full Story

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