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U.S. Holding Iraqi Said to Have Met 9/11 Hijacker

The U.S. military has taken into custody an Iraqi intelligence official who is reported to have met the ringleader of the Sept. 11 hijackers just months before the 2001 attacks, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. The military took Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani into custody last week, the official said. Some Czech officials have said al-Ani met Mohammed Atta, suspected leader of the hijackers in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, in Prague in April 2001. The CIA and FBI were unable to confirm that the meeting took place. In making its case for the war against Iraq, U.S. officials had suggested al Qaeda links to Baghdad, although no one has tied Iraq to the Sept. 11 attacks. Full Story

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