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The FBI statement said that it's 'hoping to generate new leads' with the release of new age-progressed images of four alleged hijackers.
Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.
Reuters could not independently verify the authenticity of the recording and it was not immediately clear whether it was a hijacker or pilot speaking from the plane.
The documents showed that the FBI knew that al-Awlaki had bought three tickets for three of the hijackers to fly into Florida and into Las Vegas, including the lead hijacker, Mohammad Atta, he added.
The hijackers, who had refused to talk directly with Libyan officials after they were given permission to land, said they belong to the Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA), whose exiled leader Abdel Wahid Mohammed Nur lives in Paris, according to Khaled Saseya, an airport director.
Sudan has demanded that Libya extradite the hijackers.
For that purpose, the hijackers targeted young Japanese men and women.
Anatolian, a Turkish news service, quoted ministry officials as saying the second suspected hijacker was identified with information from Interpol but further investigation revealed that he had not been involved in the hijacking.
Turkish Airlines 737-400 hijacking came under increased scrutiny yesterday as it became clear the hijacker acted alone and was able to penetrate the flight deck despite possessing no weapons, a striking security breach given the institution of post-9/11 measures such as hardened cockpit doors and the restriction of passenger access to cockpits.
It shows bin Laden strolling in the camp, greeting followers, who Al-Jazeera said included some of the hijackers.
There were also repeated attempts by the New York City FBI office to follow up on hijackers Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi.
The hijackers alternated between Arabic and English.