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The GSPC and the Terror War in Europe

5:09 PM, Sep 14, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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The group's possible contact with Saddam's regime was touched on in the January 2006 Weekly Standard cover piece, "Saddam's Terror Training Camps." Regarding the training of Algerian terrorists, in particular, Stephen Hayes wrote:

The secret training took place primarily at three camps--in Samarra, Ramadi, and Salman Pak--and was directed by elite Iraqi military units. Interviews by U.S. government interrogators with Iraqi regime officials and military leaders corroborate the documentary evidence. Many of the fighters were drawn from terrorist groups in northern Africa with close ties to al Qaeda, chief among them Algeria's GSPC and the Sudanese Islamic Army.

I haven't checked the recent Senate Intelligence target=_blank>report to see if any of the above is discussed and evaluated, but I will.