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9/11 Attacks Not Planned in Germany, Court Told

The September 11, 2001 attacks were planned by al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan rather than by a suspected extremist cell in Hamburg, a top German intelligence official told a court on Friday. Heinz Fromm, head of Germany’s domestic intelligence service, told the court he believed the plan to hijack planes and crash them into U.S. landmarks was first hatched by al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan. “The September 11 attacks were not planned in Hamburg, rather, as far as we know, this happened in Afghanistan,” Fromm told judges. Defense lawyers for a Moroccan accused of supporting the suicide hijackers believe Fromm’s testimony undermines prosecutors’ assertions that a German al Qaeda cell planned the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Full Story

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