TERRORISTS: L'Affaire Daoud: Too Hot to Handle

The sad-eyed man with the droopy mustache returned to Paris' fashionable Hôtel Résidence Saint-Honoré at 7:30 on a Friday evening. When he walked in, the men waiting for him identified themselves as agents of the Direction de la Surveillance du Territoire (DST), the French counterintelligence agency. They asked him to come to headquarters for a routine identity check. He did so without protest. Four days later the suspect was released—thereby touching off one of the most explosive international brouhahas in years. The affair triggered political repercussions from the Quai d'Orsay to...

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