Syrian flight students arrive after 9-11
Oct. 16, 2001: One month after the 9-11 terror attacks, 14 Syrian men entered the U.S. through Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on student visas to attend flight schools at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport, WND learned and reported exclusively.
The State Department lists Syria as a state sponsor of terrorism.
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The Syrian men, whose M-1 visas expired in April 2002, flew in from London aboard two British Airways flights the day before the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its post-attack ban on novice pilots flying private planes solo in airspace around major metropolitan areas.
Within two days, Paul Sperry's exclusive story had been picked up by Fox News Channel, United Press International and the Dallas Morning News, all without any credit to WND.
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