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U.S. Holds Hearing for Bin Laden Aide

A U.S. military commission began a pretrial hearing Wednesday for a Yemeni man who was Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard and is charged with conspiracy. U.S. prosecutors allege Ali Hamza Ahmad Sulayman al Bahlul made a videotape on bin Laden’s orders to glorify al-Qaida’s October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen that killed 17 American sailors. He also is accused of wearing an explosive belt to protect the al-Qaida leader when he traveled with him in 2001. Full Story

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