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Bin Laden meets with Iraqi intelligence officer

Possible Meeting1
Part of Al-Qaeda and prewar Iraq

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda1
Other OrganizationIraqi Mukhabarat1
Other OrganizationNational Islamic Front1
LocationKhartoum, Sudan
Time Late 19941,2
ParticipantsOsama bin Laden1
Narrative and Notes
PossibleAccording to CIA reports, bin Laden met with a senior Iraqi intelligence officer and discussed establishing training camps in Iraq for al-Qaeda.

The Sudanese government acted as an intermediary.

There is no evidence Iraq acted on this request.1
1The 9-11 Commission Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 2.4.
2Or early 1995.
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