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ABU DHABI: Sky News Arabia will broadcast a new documentary film on Wednesday, titled, "Qatar... The Road to Manhattan," as part of the "Sky Documentaries" series.

The documentary will be shown at 20.00 GMT (12am UAE time), and will address the reported relationship between Qatar and the mastermind of the 11th September, 2001, attacks on the United States, US, Khalid Shaikh Mohammad (KSM), and Qatar's long-term support for him, including protection and financial assistance, to achieve his terrorist goals and plans.

It will highlight the hidden role of Qatar in supporting and financing terrorism, especially the support lent by the former Qatari Minister of Interior and Minister of Endowments, Abdullah Bin Khalid Al Thani, to Khalid Shaikh Mohammad.

The documentary will also expose Al Thani's sympathy with the former leader of Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, and other terrorist groups.

Arrest and intervention

The film will also address the attempts of US security agencies to arrest Khalid Shaikh Mohammad in Doha in 1996, and the rumours about Al Thani's intervention to help him escape successfully from Doha and prevent US Intelligence from arresting him, which enabled him to advance his terrorist plans and execute the 11th September, 2001 attacks against the US.

The documentary will also highlight the negotiations between the US State Department and the Qatari government on their handling of Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, the US attempts to arrest him and Qatar's attempts to prevent his arrest, which is supported by testimonies from several US Central Intelligence Agency agents that point to the direct involvement of Abdullah Bin Khalid Al Thani. The CIA agents also claimed that Al Thani provided Khalid Shaikh Mohammad with financial support and kept him informed about the US' plans to arrest him.

It will also explore the opinions of senior US officers from the CIA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, and the National Security Agency, NSA, who worked on the case.