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Spanish Judge Ends Inquiry Into Qaeda Cell Tied to 9/11

The Spanish judge investigating a cell of Al Qaeda in Spain and its ties to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in the United States announced Tuesday that he had concluded his investigation. Of 41 suspects indicted by the judge, Baltasar Garzón, 24 are expected to face trial. Three are accused of taking part in the Sept. 11 attacks. The rest are charged with forming part of a terrorist network. The three Sept. 11 suspects include Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, the suspected leader of Al Qaeda in Spain, who has been in Spanish custody since November 2001. The others are Ghasoub al Abrash Ghalyoun and Driss Chebli, according to El País, Spain’s largest daily. The trials are expected to begin early next year. Judge Garzón announced the conclusion of his investigation in a six-page legal document that largely summarized the charges and findings he presented in a much longer and more detailed report last September. Full Story

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