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Iraq offers bin Laden safe haven

Unconfirmed Communication1
Part of Al-Qaeda and prewar Iraq

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Other OrganizationIraqi Mukhabarat
Communicant 1 LocationAfghanistan
Communicant 2 LocationIraq
Transmitted 1999
ConnectedOsama bin Laden
 
 
Narrative and Notes
QuestionableAccording to intelligence reports, Iraqi officials offered Osama bin Laden the opportunity to move to Iraq. Bin Laden declined.1
 
 
Sources
1The Sept. 11 commission report, July 22, 2004, chapter 2.4.
 
 
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