Suspect Fabricated Story of Al Qaeda, Iraq Links New York Times reporter Douglas Jehl discusses the case of Libyan captive Ibn al-Shaykh al Libi, an al Qaeda member who disclosed ties between al Qaeda and Iraq while he was held in Egyptian custody and later recanted his story, saying he had fabricated his accounts to avoid harsh treatment.
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Suspect Fabricated Story of Al Qaeda, Iraq Links

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New York Times reporter Douglas Jehl discusses the case of Libyan captive Ibn al-Shaykh al Libi, an al Qaeda member who told investigators about ties between al Qaeda and Iraq while he was held in Egyptian custody under the process known as rendition.

Jehl says that Libi later recanted his story -- that al Qaeda members had been sent to Iraq for weapons training -- and told U.S. authorities that he had fabricated his accounts to avoid harsh treatment.

The Bush Administration cited much of Libi's original story in the run-up to the war in Iraq, according to Jehl.