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A Spanish judge released a preliminary indictment of eight men, alleged to be members of an al-Qaeda terrorist cell. LINKED TO SEPT. 11? Possibly. Phone records show calls to the cell's leader in August from a purported Sept. 11 conspirator who talked of having "entered the field of aviation." And suspected hijacking ringleader Mohamed Atta may have met the accused on a visit to Spain in July. COINCIDENCE? Six of the eight arrested come from Aleppo, Syria, the city on which Atta wrote his urban-planning thesis. PROBLEM Spain says it won't extradite the suspects to the U.S. if they are tried...

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