U.S. Questions Saudi Friend of Hijackers

(New York Times) - FBI agents in Saudi Arabia have interviewed Omar al-Bayoumi, a Saudi citizen identified by congressional investigators as a likely intelligence operative for Riyadh, who befriended two of the 9/11 hijackers in California more than a year before the attacks, government officials said Monday. Al-Bayoumi was living as a student in San Diego in early 2000 when he met Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, two of the 15 Saudis who came to the U.S. to train for the hijackings.

2003-08-05 00:00:00

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