The U.S. Thinks So, and Has Outlawed The

Islamic state for harboring and training fundamentalist militants

The connections are tantalizing. Libya shuts down some of its terrorist camps, and elements of the radical Palestinian Abu Nidal organization surface in Sudan. Lebanon's Hizballah and the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas set up offices in Khartoum. Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani visits Khartoum, and Iranian Revolutionary Guard personnel soon arrive to train the fundamentalist people's militias set up by Sudan's Islamic regime. Rumors abound of Syrians, Palestinians and Iranians infiltrating schools in northern Sudan to recruit students for terrorist training camps in eastern Sudan. Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, spiritual leader of the Egypt-based Islamic Group, some of whose members...

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