FBI releases declassified document on 9/11 attacks

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a declassified document on its investigation into the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the US.

But it provides no clear proof of the Saudi Arabian government's alleged role in the assaults. Victims' families have repeatedly accused the government of being involved in the attacks.

The FBI made the record public on Saturday, the 20th anniversary of the assaults. The document is the first of several that are expected to be disclosed. An executive order issued by President Joe Biden earlier this month instructed the attorney general and others to review certain documents on the attacks for declassification.

The 16-page document was created in 2016. It details relations between the hijackers, who carried out the attacks, and their suspected supporters in the US. It includes the contents of interviews with a person linked to the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Los Angeles.

But the heavily redacted document provides no definitive evidence or conclusion regarding the alleged role of the Saudi Arabian government in the attacks.

Relatives of 9/11 victims have long sought the release of information on the assaults. Most of the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Osama bin Laden, the alleged mastermind of the attacks, was also from the Middle Eastern country.

The Saudi Arabian government has long denied any involvement in the attacks.