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Qaeda Military Boss Got U.S. Visa Despite Indictment

Suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed received a U.S. visa a few weeks before the attacks, despite a 1996 indictment linking him to earlier plots, but there is no evidence he entered the country, investigators said on Monday. Staff members of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States also told a public hearing that several of the Sept. 11 hijackers were known al Qaeda operatives, traveled on doctored passports, and made false statements on visa applications that could have been spotted. Previously, U.S. officials have said most of the hijackers came into the United States legally on “clean” travel documents. Full Story

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