Inside the Life of an Al-Qaida Operative Last summer, an explosion blew out the windows of an apartment in the Turkish coastal city of Antalya. Within a couple of days, Turkish authorities unraveled a plot to bomb an Israeli cruise ship and arrested two al-Qaida operatives. After lengthy interrogation, one of them not only admitted his role in the plot, but described a long career in terrorism.
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Inside the Life of an Al-Qaida Operative

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Inside the Life of an Al-Qaida Operative

Inside the Life of an Al-Qaida Operative

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Last summer, an explosion blew out the windows of an apartment in the Turkish coastal city of Antalya. Within a couple of days, Turkish authorities unraveled a plot to bomb an Israeli cruise ship and arrested two Al Qaeda operatives. After lengthy interrogation, one of them not only admitted his role in the plot, but described a long career in terrorism.

Guest:

Karl Vick, foreign correspondent for The Washington Post