Cambrils was scene of meeting between 9/11 attacks leader and al-Qaida plotter

Cambrils, the Spanish coastal town which was the scene of the second terror attack, was also where the operational leader of the 9/11 atrocity met with one of the al-Qaida planners

Egyptian-born Mohamed Atta, 33, the pilot of the first airliner the terrorists crashed into the World Trade Centre, drove to the town from Madrid after picking up Ramzi bin al-Shibh, according to various sources.

Bin al-Shibh was allegedly originally selected by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden to be one of the September 11 hijackers and was later accused by the US authorities of making a "martyr video" in preparation for the attack.

But he was unable to obtain a US visa and instead helped find flight schools for the hijackers in the US and arrange financial transactions in support of the September 11 operation.