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The self-professed mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States has warned that al-Qaeda has hidden a nuclear bomb in Europe which will unleash a “nuclear hell storm” if Osama bin Laden is captured, according to a WikiLeaks cable revealed on Monday.
By SARA GHASEMILEE
Al Arabiya with Agencies
About 20 percent of the 3.3 million Mauritanian population currently lives on less than $1.25 per day. The country is one of the worst hit by al-Qaeda activity in the Islamic Maghreb.
In 1999, Mauritanian Foreign Minister Ahmed Sid’Ahmed and his Israeli counterpart David Levy signed an agreement in Washington DC, USA, on 28 October, establishing full diplomatic relations with Mauritania. The signing ceremony was held at the U.S. State Department in the presence of U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Mauritania thereby joined Egypt, Palestine, and Jordan as the only members of the Arab League to officially recognize Israel. Ould Taya also started co-operating with the United States in antiterrorism activities, which was criticized by human rights NGOs, who talked of an exaggeration and instrumentation of alleged terrorist activities for geopolitical aims.
o (U) Detainee told his interrogators that al-Qaida had planned to create a "nuclear
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" SA-RIY-040721-90007-61707, Analyst Note: This is a reference to communication nodes set in place to relay
messages between al-Qaida headquarters and the 9/l I cell members; one in Afghanistan: one in Pakistan, one in
_ Europe and one in the US.
She does not even have the right country. And there is nothing about a hidden bomb. The report mentions Europe one time.