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Tunisian on Trial for 'Qaeda Bomb Plot' in Germany

A Tunisian man, said by prosecutors to have trained with al Qaeda and met Osama bin Laden, went on trial Tuesday accused of plotting to bomb Jewish and U.S. targets in Germany. Ihsan Garnaoui, 33, denies charges of trying to form a terrorist group to set off a series of bombs around the time of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March last year. According to the indictment, he entered Germany illegally in January 2003 to start planning the attacks, for which he had trained at an al Qaeda camp from July 2001. “There the accused first learned battle training and how to produce and handle explosives and weapons. After that he was active as a trainer for al Qaeda. During this time he made the personal acquaintance of Osama bin Laden,” said the charge sheet, read to him in court. Full Story

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