Tuesday, September 24, 2002

From the Boston Herald

Osama plotted bigger attacks: Report: U.S. Taliban revealed details to FBI

American Taliban John Walker Lindh has told FBI interrogators that Osama bin Laden had planned a three-phase attack on America and its allies and dispatched 50 al-Qaeda members on suicide missions the summer before the Sept. 11 attacks, it was reported yesterday.

The attacks on New York and Washington in which airliners were flown into buildings was only the first phase, The Sunday Times of London reported.

Lindh asserted that a senior al-Qaeda commander told him the second phase would be even worse and would make the U.S. ``forget about the first attack,'' and the third would ``finish America.''

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