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Vol 44 No 5

Published 7th March 2003


Bum steer

The National Islamic Front government aims to persuade the West it holds the smoking gun on Iraq, we hear. To attack President Saddam Hussein, the United States and Britain desperately seek a substantive link between his secular Baathist regime and Al Qaida, anti-secular to the death. The NIF, with links to both, wants to give Washington and London what they want, presenting Hassan el Turabi as holding the secrets of a Qaida-Iraq axis.

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