Report: Bin Laden Says Moussaoui Not Linked to 9/11

The Associated Press
Tuesday, May 23, 2006; 5:18 PM

CAIRO, Egypt -- Osama bin Laden said Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in the U.S. for the Sept. 11 attacks, had nothing to do with the operation, according to an audiotape released on the Internet Tuesday.

"He had no connection at all with Sept. 11," the voice on the tape said.

"I am the one in charge of the 19 brothers and I never assigned brother Zacarias to be with them in that mission," the voice said, referring to the 19 hijackers on Sept. 11, 2001.

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