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Qaeda names man due to have been 9/11 attacker

Al-Qaeda reveals a Saudi militant killed in 2004 was due to have been 20th suicide plane hijacker in 9/11 attacks.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2006 13:24 IST

A Saudi militant killed in 2004 was due to have been the 20th suicide plane hijacker in the September 11, 2001 attacks, Al-Qaeda's media arm said in a statement on the Internet on Tuesday.

"Turki bin Fheid al-Muteiri—Fawaz al-Nashmi—may God accept him as a martyr (was) the one chosen by Sheikh Osama bin Laden to be the martyrdom-seeker number 20 in the raid on September 11, 2001," said the statement.

In May, Bin Laden said Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in a US court for the September 11 attacks, had nothing to do with the Al-Qaeda raids on the United States. US officials say Moussaoui was supposed to be the 20th attacker.