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US uncovers "credible" Al-Qaeda plot in Iraq, detains Baath leader

American forces in Iraq detained one of the remaining most-wanted of Saddam Hussein’s regime amid what US officials called a “credible” plot to recruit Al-Qaeda help in fomenting civil war Iraq. A 17-page document captured in a raid on a Baghdad Al-Qaeda safe house details plans to target Shiite Muslims to spark a backlash against Sunnis to disrupt US power transfer plans and throw recruits behind the Al-Qaeda cause. US Secretary of State Colin Powell said the undated memo gives “some credence” to US pre-war identification of links between Osama bin Laden’s terror group and the regime of Saddam Hussein. Full Story

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