Nato says US has proved bin Laden link to attacks

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The United States gave its Nato allies "clear and compelling evidence" on Tuesday that points "conclusively" to involvement of Osama bin Laden and his Al­Qaida network in last month's attack in New York and Washington, Nato Secretary–General Lord Robertson said.

"It is clear that all roads lead to Al­Qaida and pinpoint Osama bin Laden as having been involved in it," Robertson said after a classified briefing given to the organization's ruling council by US Ambassador at Large Francis X. Taylor.

Robertson said, based on the briefing, the allies have determined that the attack was directed from abroad and therefore covered by NATO's Article 5, which says that an attack on one member is an attack on all.

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