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U.S. Links Jordan Militant to Iraq Blasts

The United States has evidence that a Jordanian-born militant was behind this week’s devastating suicide bombings in Iraq, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said Wednesday. The statement by Gen. John Abizaid is the most direct assertion yet by a U.S. official that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is carrying through on a terrorist campaign inside Iraq, as described in a letter purportedly written by al-Zarqawi and intercepted recently by U.S. intelligence. The letter outlined plans to attack Shiite religious sites to foment a civil war. The Bush administration says al-Zarqawi has links to Osama bin Laden, leader of the al-Qaida terrorist network blamed for the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States. Full Story

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