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Atta meets with bin Laden

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary OrganizationHamburg Cell
Other Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationKandahar, Kandahar, Afghanistan1
Start Time Late November 1999
End Time Early January 1999
ParticipantsMohamed Atta, Osama bin Laden
Narrative and Notes
ReliableAtta met with bin Laden several times during his stay in Afghanistan. Bin Laden outlined the 9-11 plot and gave Atta a list of targets, including the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and the U.S. Capitol.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 5.3.
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