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Spain, Morocco Attack Links Investigated

Evidence is mounting that Islamic extremists with links to al-Qaida were behind last week’s Madrid bombings and that the assault may be tied to a bloody attack in Morocco in 2003, officials told The Associated Press on Monday. One of five suspects being held by Spanish police in connection with Thursday’s attack in Spain had traveled to Morocco, then left on April 20, 2003 — just before the May 16 attacks in Casablanca that killed 45 people, officials said. The suspect, Jamal Zougam, also has al-Qaida connections that lead to a key suspect in the Casablanca attacks and possibly to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the official said. Al-Zarqawi is a key operative working with Osama bin Laden’s terror network who has been blamed in attacks in Jordan, Iraq and elsewhere. Full Story

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