Terrorists had shooting parties near D.C.

Sept. 14, 2001: Three days after the twin towers fell, WND tracked two of the terrorist hijackers to Vienna, Va., the leafy Washington, D.C., suburb where the pair once lived.

In hindsight, the rental home held clues that suggested it may have been a safehouse for terrorists. The interior had been divided into numerous small bedrooms – cubicles – where at least eight “Arab-looking” men lived. Neighbors suspected the house harbored drug dealers and noted the tenants seldom used the front door but, instead, parked and walked through a gate to the back yard to enter the home.

One neighbor said she and her husband observed a van parked outside the home at all hours of the day and night. A Middle-Eastern man appeared to be monitoring a scanner or radio inside the van.

Parking violations and loud parties – complete with gunfire – were reported and brought visits from the police. But no one suspected terrorism.

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