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Big Mistake: Name Of Saudi Official Suspected In 9/11 Plot Slips Out

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

After an extraordinary, two-year battle to keep secret the name of a Saudi diplomat suspected of ties to the 9/11 plot, the Justice Department accidentally disclosed the man's name in a court filing.

The revelation of the Saudi official's identity, in a federal court filing last week, did little to illuminate links between the Al Qaeda hijackers and the Saudi government, which is being sued for complicity in the 2001 attacks by survivors and families of the victims.

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