German confesses to being al-Qaida member

By REUTERS
May 5, 2011 20:50

 
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FRANKFURT - A German man believed to have given information to the country's intelligence services about possible terror attacks in Germany confessed in court on Thursday to being a member of al-Qaida, his lawyer said.

Prosecutors in Frankfurt accused the man, identified only as Rami M., of training in an al-Qaida camp in the western tribal regions of Pakistan, where he was arrested at a checkpoint in June last year and handed over to German officials in August.

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