Tracking the Anthrax Attacks

At one point last week, it began to look as if the anthrax mailings might have an al-Qaeda connection after all. For one thing, military sources confirmed that anthrax traces had been found in several al-Qaeda training facilities. Around the same time, word leaked that Christos Tsonas, a Florida doctor who had treated Ahmed Ibrahim A. Al Haznawi, one of the Sept. 11 hijackers, for a skin lesion, had changed his diagnosis to anthrax after the attacks.

But authorities continue to believe the anthrax killer is a domestic terrorist who operated under cover of the Sept. 11 hysteria. The anthrax traces...

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