Report: Documents Link Iraq to Al Qaeda

Documents have been found in the rubble of Iraq's intelligence service headquarters reportedly linking Saddam Hussein's regime and Usama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network.

Journalists from the British Sunday Telegraph newspaper found documents revealing a meeting between an Al Qaeda (search) envoy and officials in Baghdad in March 1998.

The newspaper reports that the meeting was set to establish a relationship between Baghdad and Al Qaeda based on their mutual hatred for the United States and Saudi Arabia (search).

Bin Laden's name had been covered over in white correcting fluid, but the markings were removed. The envoy was described as a trusted confidante of bin Laden (search).

The documents don't mention any meeting between bin Laden and Iraqi officials.

The newspaper quotes an unidentified Western intelligence official as saying the find was "sensational."