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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:24 AM
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Al-Qaeda boosted by Iraq war, warns think-tank(grown to 16000, with better
leadership and structure and financing - despite our capture of 16 of the 30 folks who were at the top of Al-Qaeda on 9/11/2001, and the capture of 2000 of their followers worldwide)


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1504&nc...

Al-Qaeda boosted by Iraq war, warns think-tank

Tue May 25, 7:45 AM ET
LONDON (AFP) - The US-led war on Iraq (news - web sites), far from countering terrorism, has helped revitalise the Al-Qaeda terror network, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

The London-based body said in its annual Strategic Survey 2003/2004 that the deadly train bombings in Madrid in March, the worst terror strike in Europe for more than a decade, showed that Osama Bin Laden's terror network "had fully reconstituted".

It also predicted the Islamic group would step up its anti-Western attacks, possibly even resorting to weapons of mass destruction and targeting Americans, Europeans and Israelis while continuing to support insurgents opposing the US-led occupation of Iraq. <snip>


However, since the war it said that arms proliferation and state-sponsored terrorism has dwindled, with Libya giving up its unconventional weapons programs and Syria becoming "less provocative." <snip>



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