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Al-Qaeda and prewar Iraq

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Start Time 1988
End Time March 2003
Narrative and Notes
ReliableThe 9-11 Commission found that while Iraqi intelligence and al-Qaeda had some friendly contacts, "we have seen no evidence that these ... contacts ever developed into a collaborative operational relationship. Nor have we seen evidence indicating that Iraqi cooperated with al Qaeda in developing or carrying out any attacks against the United States."1
1The 9-11 Commission report, July 22, 2004, chapter 2.4.
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