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Binalshibh reports to bin Laden

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationCompound Six, Kandahar, Kandahar, Afghanistan
TimeLate May 20011
PresentOsama bin Laden1, Ramzi Binalshibh1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableBin Laden told Binalshibh to instruct Atta to focus on operational security, and to stick with the already established 9-11 targets. According to Binalshibh, Bin Laden asked him to confirm with Atta his preference for the White House over the U.S. Capitol as a target. Binalshibh also asked to meet with Atta again in Kuala Lumpur, a meeting that did not take place.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.4.
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