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French court sentences Islamic militants for New Year's bomb plot

[JURIST] A French court Thursday sentenced 10 Islamic militants for up to ten years each in prison for their roles in a failed plot to detonate a bomb in a Strasbourg market on New Year's Eve 2000. All the men (including one said to be an associate of Osam bin Laden) were Algerian or Franco-Algerian; four others involved with planning the bombing were convicted and sentenced to jail time by a German court in March 2003. BBC News has more. From Paris, Le Monde provides local coverage in French.

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