A week after 9/11, an FBI agent who worked on terrorism matters stopped by our office. NSNS had helped the bureau investigate previous terrorist incidents. We had passed on warnings about an Islamic attack against our embassy in Albania and an earlier incident of a planned attack during President Clinton’s visit to Bosnia. After the agent left our office, a file was found on our conference room table. From it we learned that the FBI had halted an investigation into bin Laden family members in the United States.
Note: The deletions in the following documents were made by the National Security News Service to protect personal privacy. They do not appear in the original documents obtained by the News Service. The handwritten notes appear on the originals, as obtained by the News Service. One of those notes appears to be incorrect. Although the note refers to Abdullah bin Laden as “Omar’s brother” and suggests he “shares [a] mother” with Osama bin Laden, the News Service believes that the Abdullah bin Laden in question is actually Osama’s nephew, not his half-brother.