FBI 9/11 Files

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a long-secret memo detailing evidence and allegations of 9/11 Saudi involvement.

The FBI, complying with POTUS Executive Order, has made public a previously classified April 4, 2016 “review and analysis” report about Operation Encore, a highly sensitive investigation of possible Saudi complicity in the 9/11 terrorist attack.

The family members of the victims from the September 11 attacks who are suing the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in federal court in New York may have precipitated the release of a key FBI report.

This is a summary and analysis of the agency’s long-running investigation into the activities of two of the September 11 hijackers, Saudi nationals, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi.

Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were Saudi citizens. The significantly redacted 16-page document details “significant logistic support” that two of the Saudi hijackers received in the U.S. The document related to a November 2015 interview of an individual seeking U.S. citizenship. Two were reportedly Saudi government employees.

The Vault is our new FOIA Library, containing 6,700 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office. 

Included here are many new FBI files that have been released to the public but never added to this website; dozens of records previously posted on our site but removed as requests diminished; files from our previous FOIA Library, and new, previously unreleased files.

The Vault includes several new tools and resources for your convenience:

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  • Requesting a Status Update: Use our new Check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request tool to determine where your request stands in our process. Status information is updated weekly. Note: You need your FOI/PA request number to use this feature.

FBI releases newly declassified record on Sept. 11 attacks https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-jamal-khashoggi-terrorist-attacks-…

The FBI made public a long-secret memo detailing evidence agents compiled in 2016 as they examined allegations of official Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbi-makes-public-long-secret-memo-on-9-11-investigation-11631414499?reflink=desktopwebshare_twitter …

FBI releases declassified 9/11 document after Biden order https://www.reuters.com/world/us/fbi-releases-first-911-document-after-…

FBI releases first declassified document September 11 - https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/09/11/politics/fbi-releases-first-9-11-doc…