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11 Men Arrested Said to Have Bin Laden Links

November 14, 2001|From Times Wire Services

Police arrested 11 men believed to have links with the international terrorism network of Osama bin Laden.

Interior Minister Mariano Rajoy said in Madrid the men planned "to recruit people to take to training camps in different places with the aim of later carrying out terrorist attacks."

The group leader was identified as Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, a Syrian with Spanish citizenship who also used the alias Abu Dahdah. An Interior Ministry statement described him as the "representative of the organization run by Osama bin Laden in Spain."

The other 10 were said to be from Islamic countries and most held Spanish citizenship.

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