Bin Laden Planned US Attack on 9/11 Anniversary

But planning was in early stages when he was killed

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 14, 2011 3:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – Osama bin Laden wanted to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this year in the best way he knew how: with another assault on US soil. Intelligence gathered from the Navy SEALs raid that killed him showed bin Laden was trying to put together a team to carry out an unspecified attack, officials tell the Wall Street Journal. It apparently remained only in the discussion phase, but the CIA is giving the threat high priority.

A file photo of Osama bin Laden.
A file photo of Osama bin Laden.   (AP Photo, File)
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