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U.S. believes 9/11 answers forthcoming

Captured al-Qaeda operations chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is giving federal authorities so much information about the tgrouperrorist network’s potential targets, tactics and operatives that it could take years to fully debrief the highest-ranking terrorism suspect in U.S. custody, a senior government official says. After interrogating Mohammed for nearly a month, authorities have come to believe that he eventually will provide answers to lingering questions about how al-Qaeda carried out the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The official says Mohammed also could give authorities a thorough history of the ngroup’s etwork’s operations over more than a decade, possibly dating to its first murder victim. Unlike other top al-Qaeda leaders who initially refused to cooperate with interrogators or who gave false information, Mohammed began talking within days of his capture on March 1 in Pakistan, government sources said. It’s unclear why Mohammed is talking, but so far, the senior official said, there is no reason to believe that interrogators are getting anything other than ”valuable information.” Full Story

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