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Attash meets bin Laden

Unconfirmed Meeting1

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationNear Khost, Afghanistan
Time January 2003
ParticipantsOsama bin Laden, Tawfiq bin Attash
Narrative and Notes
QuestionableAttash claimed to have met bin Laden three months before his April 2003 capture, according to two Pakistani intelligence officials interviewed by The Washington Post. He said the meeting took place about two miles from the town of Khost.

The Post said this was the last time the Pakistanis received firsthand information on bin Laden's whereabouts.1
1Priest, Dana, and Ann Scott Tyson. "Bin Laden trail 'stone cold.'" The Washington Post, Sept. 10, 2006.
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