Moussaoui calls Saudi Princes patrons of Al Qaeda

February 4, 2015 4:08 PM

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Moussaoui calls Saudi Princes patrons of Al Qaeda

WASHINGTON: In highly unusual testimony inside the federal supermax prison, a former operative for Al Qaeda has described prominent members of Saudi Arabia's royal family as major donors to the terrorist network in the late 1990s and claimed that he discussed a plan to shoot down Air Force One with a Stinger missile with a staff member at the Saudi Embassy in Washington.

The Qaeda member, Zacarias Moussaoui, wrote last year to Judge George B Daniels of United States district court for the Southern District of New York, who is presiding over a lawsuit filed against Saudi Arabia by relatives of those killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He said he want...

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