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Al-Qaeda smuggles weapons to Yemen

Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda1
Other OrganizationYemen Jannubi Group1
LocationKhartoum, Sudan1
LocationYemen1
Time 1993
ParticipantsJamal Ahmed al-Fadl1, Abu Fadhl al-Makkee (Facilitator) 1, Abu Ayoub al-Iraqi (Organizer) 1, Abu Naem al Liby1, Abu Khabuib al Sudani1, Abu Habib al Pakistani1, Abu Mohamed al-Yemeni 21
ParticipantsIbn Mubarak al Sharqawi1
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl and Abu Naem al Liby drove four crates of weapons and explosives from Khartoum to Port Sudan. They were destined for an anti-communist jihadist group in Yemen.
Abu Habib al Pakistani and Abu Mohamed al Yemeni were in charge of the boat that carried the weapons to Yemen.1
Narrative and Notes (Possible)Abu Fadhl al Makkee told Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl some of the explosives were for Ibn al Mubarak al Sharqawi, an al-Qaeda operative in Saudi Arabia, for use against U.S. and other foreign troops there. It was unclear if this took place.1

Sources and Notes

1Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.

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