The Cole Incident: Evidence, and Bin Laden News, Hard to Come By

American Intelligence Agencies now strongly suspect that the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a Cairo-based extremist group that is part of OSAMA BIN LADEN's loose network, may have carried out the Oct. 12 attack in Yemen on the U.S.S. Cole. But unless the Yemeni regime allows the FBI access to witnesses and suspects, that may never be proved. The Yemenis are refusing to let U.S. agents join Yemeni authorities in conducting interviews. On Friday FBI Director Louis Freeh and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright appealed to President Ali Abdullah Saleh to let FBI agents "work as partners" with Yemeni cops, then sharply reduced...

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