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CIA halted a plan to kidnap Bin Laden in 1998

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posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 09:02 AM
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In 1998 the now-retired CIA head George Tenet called off a brave plan to abduct Al Qaida chief Osama bin Laden from an Afghan compound, fearing that it was too dangerous to implement according to a report into the September 11 terror attacks.

Agents set a plan to kidnap bin Laden from a farm in Kandahar, and then transport him to New York or another place where he could be put on trial.

“Working-level CIA officers were disappointed” when the plan was axed, it added.

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