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Atef meets with Hamburg cell

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary OrganizationHamburg Cell
Other Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationKandahar, Kandahar, Afghanistan1
Time Early December 19991
ParticipantsMohammed Atef, Mohamed Atta, Ziad Jarrah, Ramzi Binalshibh
Narrative and Notes
ReliableAtef told the three they were to undertake a secret mission. He told them to return to Germany and enroll in flight training.

Bin Laden selected Atta as the leader of the group around this time.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 5.3.
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