Madrid train bombing charge for 9/11 suspect

[JURIST] A Spanish judge has charged 11 additional suspects with participating in the Madrid commuter train bombings that in March 2004 killed 191 and injured 1,900, bringing the total charged up to 101 people. Included in Thursday's indictment is Driss Chebli, a Moroccan citizen currently being tried in Spain for 2,500 terrorist murders in connection with the September 11th attacks in the United States. Chebli and co-defendant Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, who is believed to be the leader of al Qaeda in Spain, are accused of assisting [BBC report] those who carried out the US strikes. Nine of the 11 latest suspects in the train bombing are charged with collaboration with a terrorist group. In addition to Chebli, they include Sanel Sjekirica [AP report], a Bosnian with suspected links to Islamic terrorism, Mohamed El Ouazzani, Daniel Fernandez Fernandez, Mohamed Mohamed Ali, Mouad Benkhalafa, Said Tlidni, Jose Angel Moran Suarez, and Manuel Javier Gonzalez Garcia. Reuters has more.



 

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