The assassination of Commander Massoud is the last step before the implementation of the plan of attack against America. On September 11, it was 17 p.m. in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when the first plane struck the North Tower.
On August 30, 2001, Ramzi bin al-Shabih woke up in the night by a call from Mohammed Atta, his former roommate in Hamburg, who is coordinating the upcoming operation: “A friend of mine gave me a puzzle, I want that you help me solve it. "
"Is it time for the puzzles, Mohammed?" Shabih replies. Atta insists, “Two baguettes, a dash and a cake with a baguette at the bottom. What is that ? "Are you waking me up just to tell me that?" "
Obviously, Shabih is feigning indifference to the line being bugged. But he now knows the date of the operation: "11-9", September 11th.
Operation "Blessed Tuesday"
From there, the code name for the operation is “Blessed Tuesday”. On September 9, 2001, two Belgian journalists of Moroccan origin, working for the Arabic News International channel (ANI-TV) presented themselves at the stronghold of Shah Ahmad Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance and main enemy of the Taliban, in Khodja Bahauddin , near the Tajik border. They insist on meeting the Lion of Panshir, they have come a long way for that.
After several minutes of negotiations, they are introduced to the Tajik leader. First question: "Commander, what will you do with Osama bin Laden when you have reconquered all of Afghanistan?" "
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