Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Iran Is Found To Be a Lair of Al Qaeda

Intelligence Estimate Cites Two Councils
July 17, 2007
BY ELI LAKE - Staff Reporter of the Sun
WASHINGTON — One of two known Al Qaeda leadership councils meets regularly in eastern Iran, where the American intelligence community believes dozens of senior Al Qaeda leaders have reconstituted a good part of the terror conglomerate's senior leadership structure.
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The judgment that Iran has hosted Al Qaeda's senior leadership council is likely to draw some criticism from those outside the government who doubt Iran plays a significant role in bolstering Sunni jihadist terrorism. Iran's Shiite Muslims are considered infidels by the Salafi sect of Sunnis that comprise Al Qaeda...

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