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Top al Qaeda leader wrote in his diaries before 9/11 saying that they wanted to ‘bring America to its knees’

The diary of a top al Qaeda leader has revealed that their expressed purpose while planning attacks in the months and years leading up to September 11th was to 'bring America down to its knees'.

Abu Zubaydah was captured by American and Pakistani intelligence officials in 2002 and was taken to Guantanamo Bay in 2006.

A translation of his diaries have been released to Al Jazeera America as a result of a Freedom of Information request, and they have shed light on the man who many believe helped al Qaeda plan terrorist attacks for the decade leading up to 9/11...

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