Terror Calls From Syria


DIALING DAMASCUS: Is Syria harboring Ansar al-Islam?

U.S. officials who argue that Syria is a haven for Islamist terrorism have a new piece of evidence on their side. Beginning last January and continuing through the first week of the war, Mullah Abderrazzak — a Tunisian member of the Ansar al-Islam terrorist group — made satellite telephone calls from Syria to Milan-based Islamic terrorists, according to court papers filed in Milan.

Abderrazzak wanted the terrorists to leave Europe and join the jihad against U.S. and British troops in Iraq, an Italian antiterror investigator tells TIME, and coordinated the movements of an alleged Milan-based...

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