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[alpha] Fwd: Kabul hotel attack (more)

Released on 2012-08-09 18:00 GMT

Email-ID 82666
Date 2011-06-28 22:36:51
-------- Original Message --------

Subject: RE: Kabul
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 16:34:06 -0400
From: Michael Maness
To: Fred Burton


One of the few decent places around there (owned by a UAE group I think
that put about $25M into it five or six years ago). Lots of journalists
too. I think they may have been hosting a group of westerners right now --
which is allegedly reason for the attack. As far as know, it's not
actually part of the Intercontinental Inc. chain -- they just kept the

From: Fred Burton []
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 3:30 PM
To: Michael Maness
Subject: Re: Kabul

Lotta of Western contractors stay at this site?