Marion Camp

Al Qaida
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Thursday night ABC News said the camp could have possible ties to Osama Bin Laden's terror network.

The Marion Camp, called Ground Zero USA is operated by a Tuscaloosa man.

Marion Police Chief Tony Buford said he was misquoted. Buford said the camp is used by police officers from Alabama and Louisiana for training that includes target practice.

A spokesman for Gov. Don Siegelman and Department of Public Safety officials said they are aware of the reports. But after conducting background investigations of the site they found no reason to be concerned.

In Birmingham, FBI spokesman Craig Dahle also said his agency's probe found NO link to any terrorist or other unlawful activity. He said the owner was licensed to train people engaged in protection services.