Report: Bin Laden linked to Albania
By The Associated Press, USA today, Nov. 29 1998
LONDON - The man accused of orchestrating
the U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa operates a terrorist
network out of Albania that
has infiltrated other parts of Europe, The Sunday Times reported.
The newspaper quoted Fatos Klosi, the head of the Albanian intelligence
service, as saying a network run by Saudi exile Osama Bin Laden
sent units to fight in the Serbian province of
Bin Laden is believed to have
established an Albanian operation in 1994 after telling the government
he headed a wealthy Saudi humanitarian agency wanting to help Albania, the newspaper reported.
Klosi said he believed terrorists had already infiltrated other
parts of Europe from bases in Albania. Interpol believes more than 100,000 blank Albanian passports were stolen in riots last
year, providing ample opportunity for terrorists to acquire false
papers, the newspaper said.