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Spanish Judge Charges 5 More for Ties to Qaeda

Judge Baltasar Garzón, who indicted Osama bin Laden and 34 others in September, has charged five more people with belonging to or supporting a Qaeda cell in Spain. In the sweeping September indictment, Judge Garzón said Al Qaeda used Spain “as a base for indoctrination, finance and organization.” The Spanish cell, he wrote, was instrumental in planning the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.The latest chapter of the indictment, issued late Monday, links one of the new suspects to Salaheddin Benyaich, a Moroccan who is serving a 19-year sentence for his role in the suicide attacks last year in Casablanca, Morocco. It links a second suspect to Amer el-Azizi, a 36-year-old Moroccan who is wanted by Morocco in connection with the Casablanca bombings. Full Story

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