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Ramzi Yousef

First World Trade Center bombing cell Bombmaker

Detained

Ramzi YousefRamzi Yousef

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ImportanceHigh
Location of DetentionFlorence, Colorado, United States2
Capturing AuthorityPakistani authorities
Date of CaptureFeb. 7, 19953
Location of CaptureIslamabad, Pakistan3
AffiliationFirst World Trade Center bombing cell
RoleBombmaker
AffiliationProject Bojinka Cell
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
Full Given NameRamzi Ahmed Yousef
NationalityKuwaiti
NationalityAmerican5
NationalityPakistani
Alias(es)Azan Muhammad1, Khurram Khan1, Rashed1, Kamal Ibraham1, Adam Ali Qasim1, Naji Haddad1, Dr. Paul Vijay1, Dr. Adel Sabah1, Amaldo Forlani1, Muhammad Ali Baloch1
Alternate Name(s)Ramzi Youssef, Ahmed Ramzi Yousef
Date of BirthMay 20, 19685
Alternate Date of BirthApril 17, 19675
Place of BirthKuwait4,5
Height6'0'5
Weight180 lbs5
GenderMale
DescriptionBrown hair, brown eyes, olive complexion.5
Charging authorityUnited States
In connection withWorld Trade Center truck bombing
Charges issuedMarch 11, 1993
Case statusConvicted
SentenceLife imprisonment2
Case resolvedNov. 12, 1997
Charging authorityUnited States
In connection withProject Bojinka
Case statusConvicted
Case resolvedSept. 5, 1996
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Ringleader in 1993 World Trade Center bombing. U.S. officials say there is no strong evidence he was working for al-Qaeda at the time.
  • However, his ties to the organization grew, and by the 1995 Bojinka plot, he was affiliated with bin Laden's organization.
  • Said he wanted to kill 250,000 people in the first World Trade Center bombing.
  • Nephew of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
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    Sources
    1 United States v. Yousef, et. al. indictment.
    2 U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons web site.
    3 FBI account of his arrest.
    4 Iraq, United Arab Emirates sometimes given.
    5 Rewards for Justice.
    6 U.S. Department of Justice press release, Feb. 8, 1995.
    Photos (left to right): FBI, FBI
     
     
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