Terror's Little Helpers

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Investigators say Reid did not act alone

Since Sept. 11, people like suspected terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta, alleged suicide hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui and would-be shoe-bomber Richard Reid have become the faces of the al-Qaeda organization in the West. But European investigators believe these men represent just the tip of a much larger and still lethal network — whose operatives are still at large and planning fresh attacks.

Later this month French prosecutors will begin to lay bare what they say are the roots of one of these terror cells when they open court proceedings against Ouassini Cherifi. A first-generation Frenchman who seemed a model...

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