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See the Drudge Report or go directly to the link (if this is right).

-- Mad Monk (, January 31, 2000


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NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Counter terrorism officials arrested a
Florida-based "procurement agent" for suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden in
Jordan, and the man is now cooperating with the FBI and providing crucial
evidence about bin Laden's U.S. operations, Newsweek reports in the current
issue. The arrest is one of several in Jordan of alleged bin Laden associates.

(Photo: Newscom:

On December 29, officials arrested Khalil Ziyad, whose role, according to
an FBI memo, was to "procure computers, satellite telephones and covert
surveillance equipment" in the U.S. for bin Laden's organization, report
Jerusalem Bureau Chief Daniel Klaidman and Washington Correspondent Donatella
Lorch in the February 7 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, January 31).

In addition to Ziyad, some of the other alleged bin Laden associates
arrested in December have begun talking to investigators. The plotters of an
averted New Year's attack on American and Israeli tourists at Jordanian holy
sites were preparing to use poison-gas bombs, two knowledgeable U.S. sources
tell Newsweek. One of the alleged plotters, Khalil Deek, is an Afghan-war
veteran and U.S. citizen who had worked in California as a computer
technician. A CD-ROM that police seized from his home contained bomb-building
instructions, law-enforcement officials say. They describe Deek
(who refuses to talk to Jordanian interrogators) as a key bin Laden lieutenant

-- none (just helping@with.the.story), January 31, 2000.

Cooperating, huh? That was quick.

-- Hokie (, January 31, 2000.

The Feds may have given him the option of going to Israel for interrogation...

Concentrates the mind wonderfully, it do.

-- Tom Carey (, February 01, 2000.

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