September 26, 2005

Spanish court jails al Qaeda suspect for 27 years

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court sentenced the alleged
leader of al Qaeda in Spain to 27 years in prison on Monday,
finding he conspired with the September 11 plotters but cleared
him of murder in connection with the attacks.

Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas was among 24 people accused of al
Qaeda membership in Europe's biggest trial of suspected
Islamist militants. Three of the defendants were also accused
of a role in the September 11 attacks on U.S. cities.