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Al-Qaida Suspect Stands Trial in Turkey

A Turkish court on Monday began trying a key Syrian al-Qaida suspect on charges of masterminding suicide bombings that killed 58 people in Istanbul. Police took strict security measures outside the court house in Istanbul where Loa’i Mohammad Haj Bakr al-Saqa is standing trial along with 72 other suspected al-Qaida militants blamed for a series of suicide bombings in Istanbul in 2003. Turkish prosecutors claimed that Osama bin Laden personally ordered al-Saqa, 32, to carry out terror attacks in this predominantly Muslim but pro-Western country. Full Story

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