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September 29, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of those waging the nation's war on terrorism paused Friday to pay their respects to one of their own, John P. O'Neill, the former hard-charging FBI counter-terrorism chief who died in the World Trade Center Sept. 11 at the hands of the kind of terrorists he spent years investigating. In a service at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church, assistant FBI director Barry Mawn told more than 1,000 mourners that O'Neill was perhaps the best weapon the bureau ever had to fight terrorism.
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September 29, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of those waging the nation's war on terrorism paused Friday to pay their respects to one of their own, John P. O'Neill, the former hard-charging FBI counter-terrorism chief who died in the World Trade Center Sept. 11 at the hands of the kind of terrorists he spent years investigating. In a service at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church, assistant FBI director Barry Mawn told more than 1,000 mourners that O'Neill was perhaps the best weapon the bureau ever had to fight terrorism.
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September 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The body of John P. O'Neill, once the FBI's top terrorist expert, was identified after being pulled from the wreckage of the collapsed World Trade Center. O'Neill, 50, was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack two weeks after taking a job as head of security at the towers. "John was a very good friend," Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said. "Our hearts and our sympathy . . . go out to his family."
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September 13, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a career spent fighting terrorists, the FBI's John P. O'Neill apparently died at their hands, a victim of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers. O'Neill was chief of counter-terrorism operations for the FBI's New York field office until two weeks ago, when he retired to become head of security for the World Trade Center. O'Neill, 50, had made it out of the building Tuesday before rushing back in to help evacuate people. "He was talking to someone on his cell phone at 10 a.m.
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October 18, 2000 | BOB DROGIN and DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Local investigators in Yemen have seized bomb-making equipment in an abandoned dwelling near the Port of Aden, and several men who stayed there may be linked to the suicide bombing of a U.S. warship here, an American official said Tuesday. The FBI official in Washington said the discovery appeared "significant" but warned that it was too early to know if the raid by Yemeni authorities would help identify the people behind Thursday's deadly attack on the guided missile destroyer Cole.
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October 14, 2001 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
France's pioneering anti-terrorist judge expounds elegantly on the cultural nuances of Islam, pilots airplanes for fun and won fame for packing a .357 magnum during the peak years of the battle against Middle Eastern terrorism here. And when he talks about Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda network, Judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere gets a look of grim relish on his craggy face. A look that says it's time to go to work. "This is a planetary, global enemy," Bruguiere says.
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January 13, 2002 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unlikely bestseller has emerged lately in France, dueling head to head with the memoirs of the president's wife, a biography of Victor Hugo and a philosophical treatise on good and evil. The upstart competitor? An "instant book" written in three weeks and titled "Bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth." Of course, the book is one of a wave of titles about Osama bin Laden, terrorism, Islam and Afghanistan that has swept France, and the rest of the world's literary marketplace, since Sept. 11.
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October 17, 2001 | BOB DROGIN and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. government officials said Tuesday that new cooperation from Yemen's government since Sept. 11 is adding to mounting evidence linking last year's bombing of the destroyer Cole in Aden harbor to both the suicide hijackings in America and the 1998 attacks on two U.S. embassies in East Africa. FBI and intelligence officials have complained bitterly over the last year about Yemen's lack of assistance in the Cole inquiry. But several U.S.
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September 13, 2001 | DAVID ZUCCHINO and ROBERT LEE HOTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Against a curtain of gray soot and smoke, in an urban wasteland of deserted streets and crushed vehicles, traumatized New Yorkers watched in horror Wednesday as the World Trade Center complex smoldered and the remainder of the South Tower collapsed. Five critically injured survivors, including three police officers, were pulled out of the rubble.
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