Tapes from April 2001 show financial buildings cased for possible attack
A map released by Scotland Yard lays out the route that al-Qaida “general” Dhiren Barot took as he prepared surveillance video of New York’s financial district in April 2001. His terror cell planned to bomb several buildings, including the New York Stock Exchange, officials say
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NBC Investigative Producer Bob Windrem reports
By Robert Windrem
NEW YORK – London’s Scotland Yard on Friday released a series of videos, maps and attack plans for a plot to assault New York’s financial district, prepared by al-Qaida operatives six months before the Sept. 11 attack.
While some parts of the videos and some of the attack information — prepared for Osama bin Laden himself — were previously made public, today’s release is the most detailed regarding the attack plans.
The materials were released today after seven members of a terror cell run by al-Qaida “general” Dhiren Barot were sentenced in London to a total of 136 years in prison. Mohammed Naveed Bhatti, Junade Feroze, Zia Ul Haq, Abdul Aziz Jalil, Omar Abdur Rehman, Qaisar Shaffi and Nadeem Tarmohamed were vital to his deadly plans to attack targets in the United Kingdom and United States, Woolwich Crown Court was told.
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