FBI publishes investigation report on 9/11 attacks

ROME, SEPTEMBER 12 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released the first in a series of documents relating to its investigation into the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Saudi government’s suspected support for the hijackers, following an executive order from the president Joe Biden. CNN reports it. The document, which dates back to 2016, provides a number of details about the FBI’s investigation into the alleged logistical support that a Saudi consular officer and a suspected Saudi intelligence agent in Los Angeles allegedly provided to at least two of the men who hijacked the planes on September 11, 2001. In particular, it describes multiple connections and testimonies that led the FBI to suspect Omar al-Bayoumi, officially an Arab student in Los Angeles, but whom the FBI suspected was a Saudi intelligence agent who it would then provide “travel assistance, accommodation and funding” to help the two hijackers. The Saudi Embassy in Washington said Wednesday that it “welcomed the release” of the FBI documents but that “any accusation against Saudi Arabia of complicity in the 9/11 attacks would be categorically false”. (HANDLE).

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