Massoud | 9/9/01

Ahmad Shah Massoud

Twenty years ago today:I almost never hear about this story in the press since the day this story first aired. I’ve posted about it around the 9/11 anniversary in the past because I find it interesting. On my way to work on 9/11/2001, I was listening to NPR’s story about this man’s assassination, but no one had any idea of the significance of his murder two days before the attacks. Two days before 9/11, an Al-Qaeda suicide squad posing as journalists sat down for an interview with Ahmad Shah Massoud, the last major commander resisting the jihadist group’s Taliban allies in northern Afghanistan.