2004
WORLD NEWS

Bin Laden claims responsibility for 9/11

from CBC.ca archives | Fri, 29 Oct 2004

QATAR - Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden appeared in a new message aired on an Arabic TV station Friday night, for the first time claiming direct responsibility for the 2001 attacks against the United States.

The militant Islamic group decided "we should destroy towers in America" because "we are a free people... and we want to regain the freedom of our nation," said bin Laden, dressed in yellow and white robes and videotaped against a plain brown background.

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Osama bin Laden speaks in this image made from an undated video broadcast on Arab television station Al-Jazeera (AP Photo/AlJazeera)

Osama bin Laden speaks in this image made from an undated video broadcast on Arab television station Al-Jazeera (AP Photo/AlJazeera)