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Bin Laden approves 9-11 operation

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Start Time Late 1998
End Time Early 1999
ParticipantsOsama bin Laden1, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (Operational Commander) 1, Mohammed Atef (Organizer) 1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableAt Atef's urging, bin Laden gave Khalid Shaikh Mohammed the go-ahead for the 9-11 operation.1
1The 9-11 Commission Report. July 22, 2004. Chapter 5.1.
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