Usama bin Laden and al-Qaeda : an analysis of NBC capacity


  • Melin Lena
  • Lindblad Anders
  • Sandström Björn
  • Sundqvist Roger

Publish date: 2001-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--0244--SE

Pages: 48

Written in: Swedish


Since the mid-90´s, a large amount of information has been published about Usama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and their interest in and attempts to acquire biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. This report is a summary of bin Laden and the network as well as the rumours and claims about the possession of WMD. Most of the available information in open sources is based on rumours, second-hand information and court evidence. The report concludes with a discussion and some short conclusions.