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! FACT SHEET: War on Terror!



Latest developments in the war on terror


-- A government reports finds some of the hundreds of foreigners held after the terror attacks were abused by guards and kept under harsh conditions -- including spending 23 hours a day in cells and sleeping under bright lights.

The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General described "significant problems" in the Bush administration's actions toward the 762 foreigners held on immigration violations after the attacks. Among other things, it found the F-B-I took too long to determine whether the detainees were involved with terrorists.

Justice spokeswoman Barbara Comstock said the agency acted to ensure the nation's security.

-- It's a sign of reconciliation between U-S and France after their sharp disagreement over the war in Iraq. France will send special forces to operate alongside U-S troops in Afghanistan. A spokeswoman for French President Jacques Chirac says Chirac told President Bush of the plan when they met at the G-8 summit in Evian, France.

-- Sensors have been installed in the Washington area to help predict the airborne path of a chemical, biological or radioactive terrorist attack. The Washington Post reports federal scientists have installed a half dozen aluminum weather towers to map wind currents. The sensors have been placed atop government buildings and more are planned near sensitive sites, including Capitol Hill, the Pentagon and National Zoo.

-- Anti-government guerrillas are paying impoverished Afghans small amounts of cash to fire crude rockets at U-S bases in the country. A provincial governor says the latest reported attack occurred late Saturday, when one rocket was fired at a U-S base in the eastern city of Asadabad.

-- An Afghanistan-trained militant known for his hatred of America arrived in court Monday to face charges he masterminded last year's Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists. Imam Samudra (suh-MOO'-druh) said nothing to reporters as he was escorted out of an armored police vehicle at the government building where the trial was taking place on the resort island. About 50 armed officers patrolled the courthouse and road blocks were set up nearby.

-- A ninth American has died from injuries received in last month's bombings in Saudi Arabia. The announcement comes from the State Department, which said it was releasing no personal details at the family's request.

-- F-B-I Director Robert Mueller (MUHL'-ur) is visiting Saudi Arabia. One diplomat says Mueller plans on staying through Monday. A law enforcement source says Mueller may also visit Morocco, which had its own suicide bombings four days after the ones in Saudi Arabia. Mueller says last month's suicide bombing in Riyadh looks like the work of al-Qaida.

-- A Kuwaiti newspaper is reporting that police have arrested two Kuwaitis with suspected links to the al-Qaida terror network and last month's Saudi suicide bombings.


NEW YORK: 2,792

World Trade Center: Fifty-nine are listed as missing. The medical examiner's office has issued 1,411 death certificates. An additional 1,327 death certificates have been issued without a body at the request of victims' families.

Includes all passengers and crew on hijacked planes. Excludes 10 hijackers, five on each plane.

American Airlines Flight 11: 87 passengers and crew

United Airlines Flight 175: 60 passengers and crew


Pentagon: 125

American Flight 77: 59 passengers and crew (excludes five hijackers)


United Flight 93: 40 passengers and crew (excludes four hijackers)

TOTAL: 3,021

An Associated Press list of September eleventh victims includes three- thousand names. The AP count does not include the 19 hijackers on the four planes.

The AP list is based on information collected from the Defense Department, medical examiners, the courts, AP foreign bureaus, companies, families, member newspapers, funeral homes and places of worship.


-- Voices of September 11: http://www.voicesofsept11.org

Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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