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Atta tells Binalshibh date of 9-11

Communication
Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Other OrganizationHamburg Cell
Communicant 1 LocationFlorida, United States
Communicant 2 LocationHamburg, Germany
Transmitted Mid August 20011
ConnectedMohamed Atta (Communicant 1) 1, Ramzi Binalshibh (Communicant 2) 1
 
 
Narrative and Notes
PossibleAccording to Binalshibh, Atta used a riddle to provide the date of 9-11 in code -- "a message of two branches, a slash and a lollipop." These would form 11/9, which, to non-Americans, means Sept. 11.1
 
 
Sources
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.4.
 
 
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