Reward for Iraqi WTC Bomber


World Trade Center Bomber Still Hiding in Iraq

This must be a mistake, I thought that there were no terrorists in Iraq?

The United States is offering a five-million-dollar reward for a suspected bomb-maker in the 1993 World Trade Center attack who is believed to be hiding out in Iraq, its embassy here said.

Abdul Rahman Yasin, a 45-year-old American born to Iraqi parents, is thought to have helped build the bomb that killed six people and injured many more in the February 1993 attack in New York, the embassy said in a statement.

It said Yasin is believed to be hiding in Samarra, an insurgent stronghold north of the capital.

US officials say Yasin may have changed his appearance and that he may go by other names, including Abdul Rahman Said Yasin, Aboud Yasin, Abdul Rahman Taha and Abdul Rahman Taher.

Yasin is the only remaining fugitive in a group wanted for first World Trade Center attack. After the bombing, he fled the United States for Iraq, where he was arrested and held until 2003 before being released by the former regime, the statement said.

The mastermind of the operation, a Pakistani named Ramzi Ahmed Yussif, who allegedly had ties to Iraqi intelligence services, was apprehended in January 1995 in Manila after he escaped.

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