9/11 Panel Links Al-Qaeda, Iran

(Washington Post)- The commission investigating the 9/11 attacks has concluded that bin Laden's terrorist network had long-running contacts with Iran. Al-Qaeda, the commission determined, may even have played a "yet unknown role" in aiding Hizballah militants in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers complex in Saudi Arabia, an attack the U.S. has long blamed solely on Hizballah and its Iranian sponsors. Commission investigators said intelligence "showed far greater potential for collaboration between Hizballah and al-Qaeda than many had previously thought."

2004-06-29 00:00:00

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