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US officials knew Al-Qaeda planned plane attacks: whistle-blower

US officials knew months before September 11, 2001 that Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network was planning to use aircraft to carry out a terrorist attack, a former FBI translator has alleged. Sibel Edmonds told the Independent newspaper, in an interview published Friday, that a claim by US President George W. Bush’s national security advisor Condoleezza Rice that there had been no such warnings was “an outrageous lie”. The former translator with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation said that she had discussed her claims during a three-hour closed-door session with a US commission looking into the September 11 attacks. Full Story

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