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Bin Laden kin knew of `something big` pre-9/11

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 00:29

New York: An FBI agent says Osama bin Laden`s son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman said he heard before the September 11, 2001 attacks that "something big was going to happen," but he didn`t know what it was.

Special Agent Michael Butsch testified today at Sulaiman Abu Ghaith`s New York trial. Butsch recounted statements Abu Ghaith allegedly made after his capture last year.

Butsch says Abu Ghaith said he`d heard while visiting al-Qaida training camps in Afghanistan in summer 2001 that something major was planned but didn`t know of any specific plan to attack the United States.
Abu Ghaith is the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure to face trial on US soil since the September 11 attacks.
He has pleaded not guilty to conspiring to kill Americans and of providing material support to al-Qaida.

First Published: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 00:29

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