September 11: a Moroccan Agent Had Given Alarm

Agence France-Presse
November 22, 2001
(below is a crude Google translation from the French, the French version and link is below)

 


A Moroccan agent infiltrated in the organization of Oussama Ben Laden would have informed his country and the United States of the preparation of the attacks of September 11, according to newspaper Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki in its edition of Friday.

The secret agent Hassan Dabou, 35 years, had informed its Moroccan superiors, several weeks before September 11, that Al-Qaeda prepared "operations of great scale in New York in the summer or the autumn 2001", according to this daily newspaper of Arab language which affirms to hold the information of the French review Maximale. This one would be on the point of publishing a file on this business.

The Moroccan services, according to the newspaper, had in their turn transmitted this information to the American services.

According to extracts' published by the Moroccan newspaper, Ben Laden "was very disappointed" of the failure of a first operation which had aimed at the two turns of Trade World Center in February 1993. According to Hassan Dabou, the two buildings of New York were to be attacked using a car faggot of 6 tons explosives.

Hassan Dabou would have begun its career like indicator in the popular districts in Morocco. According to the newspaper, he became a significant member of the secret service and moved in particular in Algeria, in Iran then in Afghanistan where he tied relations with the organization of Oussama Ben Laden of which he became a "right-hand man".

After having gained the United States to work with the American services, Hassan Dabou was isolated from organization Al-Qaeda, which harmed the prevention of the attacks of September 11, according to a French officer of the services of information quoted by the newspaper and whose identity was not revealed.

The Moroccan secret agent lives from now on under a false name, in the suburbs of Washington.

 


11 Septembre : Un Agent Marocain Avait Donné L'alerte

Agence France-Presse
November 22, 2001
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/reseau/monde/0111/mon_101110038920.html

 


Un agent marocain infiltré dans l'organisation d'Oussama Ben Laden aurait averti son pays et les États Unis de la préparation des attentats du 11 septembre, selon le journal Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki dans son édition de vendredi.

L'agent secret Hassan Dabou, 35 ans, avait informé ses supérieurs marocains, plusieurs semaines avant le 11 septembre, qu'Al-Qaeda préparait «des opérations de grande envergure à New York dans l'été ou l'automne 2001», selon ce quotidien de langue arabe qui affirme tenir l'information de la revue française Maximale. Celle-ci s'apprêterait à publier un dossier sur cette affaire.

Les services marocains, selon le journal, avaient à leur tour transmis cette information aux services américains.

Selon les extraits publiés par le journal marocain, ben Laden était «très déçu» de l'échec d'une première opération qui avait visé les deux tours du Trade World Center en février 1993. Selon Hassan Dabou, les deux immeubles de New York devaient être attaqués à l'aide d'une voiture bourrée de 6 tonnes d'explosifs.

Hassan Dabou aurait commencé sa carrière comme indicateur dans les quartiers populaires au Maroc. Selon le journal, il est devenu un membre important des services secrets et s'est déplacé notamment en Algérie, en Iran puis en Afghanistan où il a noué des relations avec l'organisation d'Oussama ben Laden dont il est devenu un «homme de confiance».

Après avoir gagné les États Unis pour travailler avec les services américains, Hassan Dabou a été isolé de l'organisation Al-Qaeda, ce qui a nui à la prévention des attentats du 11 septembre, selon un officier français des services de renseignements cité par le journal et dont l'identité n'a pas été révélée.

L'agent secret marocain vit désormais sous un faux nom, dans la banlieue de Washington.


AFP 2001

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