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Timeline of the September 11 Attacks


2004 -- Bin Laden's Admission
The U.S. military scoured the Middle East for signs of bin Laden, including remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The U.S. military scoured the Middle East for signs of bin Laden, including remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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In October 2004, a video of bin Laden airs on Arabic television. In the taped message, al-Qaida's leader, who had for years denied his involvement in the September 11 attacks, finally confesses that he played a lead role in the plot. The United States continues to offer a $25 million bounty to anyone who helps them catch or kill bin Laden. In spite of the unprecedented reward, al-Qaida's leader continues to evade detection for years.


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