The Islamic Congress sharply denounced the masterminds and perpetrators of September 11 atrocities in the USA, the organisation says in a statement passed by its 9th extraordinary foreign-ministerial conference, which finished in Qatar today. "With their beastly action, the criminals placed themselves outside Islam, outside all religious doctrines and moral standards," says the conference final statement as it calls to track them down and put them in the dock. The conferees call to convene an United Nations-sponsored world anti-terror congress, which will give a precise definition to terrorism, delve to the roots of that evil, and blueprint the forms of anti-terror action. The statement warns against national drive for independence, self-determination and land liberation to be identified with terrorism. The Islamic Congress repeats an appeal to the world to protect Palestinian civilians and protect Muslim shrines in occupied lands. The conferees express alarm with civilian victims in Afghan-based anti-terror action, and enthusiastically approve an initiative of the Emir of Kuwait for an Islamic foundation to be established for solidarity with Afghanistan and promotion of its progress.
According to a source in the Russian Defence Ministry, Russia started deploying elite commando units in eastern Libya. Russian GRU officers, mercenaries and advisors have arrived in Libya