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05 July 2002 Military News

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  • AL-QAIDA FOILED IN MOROCCO VOA 05 Jul 2002-- Moroccan police arrested three Saudi men, their Moroccan wives and a Moroccan man on charges of plotting terrorist attacks. The Saudi suspects are members of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network. They stand accused of planning to bomb U-S or British warships in the Strait of Gibraltar. The attack would have been similar to al-Qaida's bombing of the U-S-S Cole in Yemen in 2000. Morocco also arrested Abu Zubair al-Haili, a senior al-Qaida recruiter. Joining me to discuss Morocco's efforts in the global war on terrorism are Edward Gabriel, former U-S ambassador to Morocco; and Steven Cook, a research fellow at the Brookings Institution.
  • Transcript: Wolfowitz Likens Fighting Terrorism to Fighting Disease Washington File 05 Jul 2002-- Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz says that "some spectacular progress" has been made in the war against terrorism in Afghanistan.



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