Bust In Madrid

The cells of alleged al-Qaeda schemers busted in Europe over the last year have been accused of planning attacks — in Paris, Brussels, Rome and Strasbourg — that luckily never happened. None has been linked to the one that tragically did: the suicide bombing plot of Sept. 11, centered around Mohamed Atta’s apparently autonomous cell in Hamburg. That changed last week when Spanish investigative judge, Baltasar Garzón, released a preliminary indictment against eight men alleged to have constituted a long-standing al-Qaeda cell in Spain.

Not only did the cell actively recruit members to al-Qaeda, arrange their transport...

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