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Since 1st March, 1999
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Attacks were planned in 1991: Carlos

Cairo, Sept. 11 (Reuters): Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world’s most wanted men, said in remarks published from his French jail today that anti-US groups mooted the idea of slamming planes into the World Trade Center as early as 1991.

The ageing former guerrilla leader, serving a life sentence for the murder in 1975 of two French secret service agents, said an unspecified group of “anti-imperialists” hit on the idea in revenge for the “terrible destruction” wrought by the US-led air campaign against Iraq to force it out of Kuwait in 1991.

“I attended an exciting meeting of cadres from anti-imperialist groups of different ideologies. The need was agreed to respond with bombings in the United States,” he said in a handwritten answer to questions from the London-based Arabic daily al-Hayat. His comments were published on the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks on World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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