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Bin Laden Files Back Up U.S. Claims on Iran Ties to Al-Qaida

posted on November 2, 2017

The Associated Press’s Jon Gambrell reports, “The CIA’s release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden appears to bolster U.S. claims that Iran supported the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.” A report within the documents, which were released on Wednesday, revealed that Iran offered al-Qaida money, weapons, and access to training grounds. Gambrell adds, “Before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, Iran would allow al-Qaida militants to pass through its borders without receiving stamps in their passports or with visas gotten ahead of time at its consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, according to the 19-page report.”

Read at The Associated Press