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April 22, 2005 2:00 AM

Moussaoui pleads guilty to role in 9-11 attacks

Zacarias Moussaoui pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring with the leaders of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to kill Americans and said he was chosen by Osama bin Laden to strike the White House. Moussaoui, a 36-year-old French citizen of Moroccan descent, calmly told U.S. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema that he understood he could face execution by admitting guilt on all six counts of conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism and air piracy. I cant expect any leniency from the Americans, he said. He added later: Moussaoui will fight every inch against the death penalty.

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