Al Qaida plotting to strike U.S. targets Beirut /.. Al Qaida cells are planning attacks on U.S. interests in the Middle East and elsewhere soon after the start of a military campaign against Iraq, possibly within a week, according to a senior Arab intelligence official._
I wonder why Al Qaida would attack US interests in the Middle East and elsewhere if the US attacks Iraq. Could there be some kind of connection between Al Qaida and Iraq?
This was found on Saddam Hussains son's newspaper the daily Babil.
Mar 15, '03
The counterterrorism experts say any attacks would likely be carried out by subordinates of a man who's been described by the United States as a senior associate of Osama bin Laden -- although it's not clear whether he's actually a member of al-Qaida.
American officials say he was in Baghdad last summer, and some of his people are still there.
It's believed that Iraqi officials knew he was in town, since Saddam Hussein has an extensive intelligence operation.
Last edit by mkue on Mar 15, '03