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Satellite phone gives US vital evidence

Towards the end of 1998, 10 young Muslims from Britain arrived in Yemen. All had links to Abu Hamza’s Supporters of Sharia organisation and they included his 16-year-old son and 18-year-old stepson. It was the start of a trail of events that was to lead to yesterday’s dramatic announcement by the US attorney general, John Ashcroft, in New York of charges against the radical cleric. Although the 10 claimed to be on holiday in Yemen or there to learn Arabic, several visited a remote training camp run by the Islamic Army of Aden-Abyan, a militant group with ties to al-Qaida. Three of them were in a car laden with guns and explosives when it was stopped by a traffic policeman. Six of the 10 were arrested, but four others spent several weeks on the run before being captured. Full Story

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