Friday, August 04, 2006

Iran frees bin Laden son: newspaper - Yahoo! News

Iran frees bin Laden son: newspaper - Yahoo! News

Another Saad Story

For years we’ve heard reports that Osama bin Laden’s son was being held under house arrest in Iran. Today Die Welt reports that Iran has freed Saad bin Laden—to help recruit Sunni Muslims to fight together with the Shi’ite Hizballah: Iran frees bin Laden son: newspaper. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iran has freed a son of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden from house arrest, a German newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Die Welt said the Iranian Revolutionary Guard released Saad bin Laden on July 28 with the aim of sending him to the Syria-Lebanon border. It linked the reported move to the outbreak of war between Israel and Lebanese-based Hizbollah.

“From the Lebanese border, he has the task of building Islamist terror cells and preparing them to fight together with Hizbollah,” Die Welt said, quoting intelligence information.

“Apparently Tehran is counting on recruiting Lebanese refugees in Syria for the fight against Israel, using bin Laden’s help,” it added in a preview of a report to appear in its Thursday edition.

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