Ercan Gun, at zaman.com 15 Agust 2005, reports on the Syrian 'Al Qaeda Militant' Luai Sakra who was arrested for organizing the double bomb attacks in Istanbul on 15-23 November 2003.
Sakra 'has confessed to Turkish police that he provided the attackers of 9 11 with passports'.
Sakra 'claims that he knew Muhammad Ata'.
Sakra 'claims he drinks alcohol and does not pray'.
Sarka reportedly said: “I was one of the people who knew the perpetrators of September 11, and knew the time and plan before the attacks. I also participated in the preparations for the attacks to WTI and Pentagon. I provided money and passports.”
Reportedly, some of the passports, which Sakra claimed to have provided himself, were found in the ruins of WTI.
Ercan Gun, on 15 August 2005 at zaman.com, wonders if Al-Qaeda is a Secret Service operation?
Sakra has been interrogated for 4 days at the Istanbul Anti-Terror Department Headquarters. Reportedly this has provided some important information.
According to Ercan Gun, Turkish intelligence specialists now believe:
1. Al-Qaeda is the name of a secret service operation.
2. Al Qaeda is linked to a strategy of tension.
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3. Sakra, the fifth most senior man in al-Qaeda, was offered employment by the CIA. The CIA gave him a large sum of money.
The CIA claimed it eventually lost contact with him.
Reportedly, in 2000 the CIA asked the Turkish security service MIT to capture Sakra. MIT caught Sakra in Turkey and interrogated him.
At a different period of time, Sakra was sought and caught by Syria's al-Mukhabarat. Syria too offered him employment. Sakra eventually became a triple agent for the secret services.