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Zakariya Essabar

Hamburg Cell Member

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Details
ImportanceLow
AffiliationHamburg Cell
RoleMember
SupervisorMohamed Atta
Affiliation9-11 plotters
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
NationalityMoroccan1
Date of BirthApril 13, 19771
Place of BirthEssaouria, Morocco1
Height5-101
GenderMale
DescriptionDark eyes; black hair.1
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Essabar traveled to Afghanistan before 9-11 to communicate the date of the attacks to al-Qaeda's leaderhsip. He remains at large years after the al-Qaeda attacks.
  • Essabar moved to Germany in 1997 and Hamburg in 1998 to study medical technology. He met Binalshibh and others at a Turkish mosque, and was radicalized around 1999, despite the efforts of his parents to dissuade him.
  • Speaks Arabic, French and German.
  • Moroccan passport No. M271351, issued Oct. 24, 2000, in Berlin.1,2
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    Possible
  • Reportedly trained in passport alteration and forgery.2
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    Sources
    1 Interpol.
    2 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 5.3.
    Photos (left to right): Interpol; Interpol; Interpol
     
     
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