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Saudi involvement in September 11 attacks: Newsweek

A congressional inquiry points to suspicion over a potential role played by Saudi Arabia in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed more than 3,000 people, Newsweek magazine said. The conclusions of a congressional joint intelligence inquiry, to be released Thursday, claim the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to follow through on important evidence relating to the al-Qaeda network’s presence in the United States, the magazine said. The report contains evidence suggesting that Omar al-Bayoumi, a key associate of hijackers Khaled al-Mihdar and Nawaf al-Hazmi may have been a Saudi government agent, sources told Newsweek. It documents extensive ties between al-Bayoumi and the hijackers, while claiming the FBI failed to keep tabs on al-Bayoumi though it had learned he was a secret Saudi agent. Full Story

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