Intelwire: Declassified CIA al-Qaida, bin Laden documents now online

Recently declassified CIA documents concerning al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and Sept. 11 are now available for your perusal. on Thursday posted online nearly 800 pages of documentation received in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request the site filed with the CIA.

The website notes: "It is highly unusual to receive any material from the CIA in response to a FOIA request, and they provide a fascinating look at the state of the agency's understanding of Al Qaeda over the years."

Documents related to hijacker Khalid Al-Mihdhar, bin Laden, the al-Qaida terrorist network and other topics are included.

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