Terrorist Interrogation Tapes Found of 9/11 Plotter

By: Michael Stevens
Staff Writer
Published: Aug 17, 2021

Terrorist interrogation tapes found with video and audio recordings of 9/11 plotter.

Terrorist interrogation tapes found of 9/11 plotter. The interrogation tapes are video of a 9/11 terrorist and were found under a desk. The terrorist interrogation tapes include video and audio recordings.

The tapes were originally found three years ago under a desk at the CIA. The recordings of the sessions with Ramzi Binalshibh from one of the alleged CIA black prisons survived, while all other interrogation tapes were destroyed. The CIA has videotapes, after all, of interrogations in a secret overseas prison of admitted 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh from a Moroccan prison.

Discovered in a box under a desk at the CIA, the tapes could reveal how foreign governments aided the United States in holding and interrogating suspects. And they could complicate U.S. efforts to prosecute Binalshibh, who has been described as one of the "key plot facilitators" in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Apparently the tapes do not show enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, the others were destroyed by the agency.

When the CIA destroyed its cache of 92 videos of two other al-Qaida operatives, Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Nashiri, being waterboarded in 2005, officials believed they had wiped away all of the agency's interrogation footage. But in 2007, a staff member discovered a box tucked under a desk in the CIA's Counterterrorism Center and pulled out the Binalshibh tapes. If the tapes surfaced at Binalshibh's trial, they could highlight Morocco's role in a counterterrorism program known as Greystone.