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Missile strike strains fragile US-Pakistan tie

Terror figure's family has benign ties in US

Bomb kills 1, hurts 25 at Cape Town eatery

Japan cult may have used agent found in Sudan

Heightened security signals wariness of terror

Taliban report vow by Saudi tied to blasts

Arab League calls missile attacks "blatant violation"

Assets frozen
US targets terrorist wealth

Detainees speak
3 reportedly tell of embassy plot

Prepared to die
At rally, Sudan leader invokes holy war

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US adopts Israeli tactics

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Wagging dog? Fine, some say

News Analysis
A hectic period that left a lasting skepticism

Vacation Redux
Clinton flies back to his haven on Vineyard

Afghans, Sudanese denounce attacks

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US responses to terrorism

Saudi exile vows 'war' on US

Security levels raised across US

US calls terrorists' losses significant

Security at monument is tightened

Pakistan multinational staff says they feel threatened

Egypt says it not involved in strikes on Sudan

Sudanese mob British embassy in Khartoum

Reports dull success of strikes

Arab world enraged by attacks

Pakistan says missile didn't land on soil

Most Americans approve of Clinton's decision

More than 70 protest in Boston

Angry Sudanese storm embassy

Security tight in NY, Boston

US hits "terrorist facilities" in Afghanistan, Sudan

At home, timing of move appears suspect to some

Rapid retaliation departure for US

Allies back US strikes

With 2d address, a different Clinton

Reaction
Friends register backing; foes, fury

The weapon
Tomahawk missiles' accuracy is improved

Religious zeal supplanting politics as motive

An attack project born amid turmoil

Quick, need rewrite! A vacation hiatus surprises press

Culture of cynicism makes comparisons to movie inevitable

Editorial
The right response to terrorists

With 2d address, a different Clinton

Profile
Elusive Saudi main suspect in US bomb probe


The Air Strikes
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The attack on Sudan

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(Associated Press)

"Islamic Int'l" now in sights of a superpower

Prominent Arab militants from Afghanistan

Militancy has many names


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President Clinton

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Allies back US strikes

Sudanese officials reply in anger

Associated Press, 08/20/98

LONDON - Britain and Israel expressed support Thursday for U.S. strikes on suspected terrorist targets in Afghanistan and Sudan while European reports linked the attacks to President Clinton's problems at home.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair said he strongly supported the strikes, which Clinton said targeted facilities linked to the Aug. 7 bombings at the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Blair compared the East Africa bombings to Sunday's deadly bomb attack in Omagh, Northern Ireland.

``The atrocities this month in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Omagh have shown the pain and suffering terrorism can bring to innocent people,'' Blair said in a statement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ``welcomes the U.S. decision to strike targets of terrorists in Sudan and Afghanistan,'' said a statement from his office.

Clinton said he had ordered the attacks on sites linked to Osama bin Laden, a Saudi millionaire who U.S. officials say sponsors terrorism.

But Iraqi state TV said the United States had turned its back on international law and was using terrorism to further its own aims.

``Is the bombardment of safe populated areas, factories, or any inhabited place -- as the United States did when it bombed areas in Sudan and Afghanistan -- not considered terrorism?'' the British Broadcasting Corp. quoted the Iraqi television commentary as saying.

The bombings took place mid-evening in Europe, and initial government reaction was sparse, although some TV reports suggested the bombing was linked to investigations into Clinton's relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky.

News of the attacks led Spanish radio and TV bulletins. And Pablo Castellano, a spokesman for United Left, Spain's third-ranking political party, said the U.S. air strikes appeared to be ``a reaction geared towards trying to win popularity ... rather than combat terrorism'' and were related to the Lewinsky case.

And in Italy, TV news also linked the breaking news of the bombings with ongoing coverage of the Lewinsky case and speculated on whether the attack was a way to distract from the affair, which the Italian media have called ``Sexgate.''



 

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