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Moroccan connection brings old enemies into a new relationship

Moroccan and Spanish investigators found their inquiries converging on the same group of al-Qaida followers yesterday as fresh evidence emerged to link the Madrid train bombing directly to last year’s multiple suicide attacks in Casablanca. Reports that Jamal Zougam, the Moroccan arrested on suspicion of planting the rucksack bombs in Spain, had previously met Mohamed Fizazi – one of the spiritual leaders of the Salafia Jihadia movement, the North African group blamed for the Casablanca atrocities – strengthened the connection. Another similarity between the two attacks emerged yesterday. The Casablanca bombs were, apparently, carried in rucksacks not in belts of explosives strapped to the bodies of the suicide bombers. Full Story

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