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Abderraouf Jdey

9-11 plotters Candidate Hijacker

Abderraouf JdeyAbderraouf Jdey

Affiliation9-11 plotters
RoleCandidate Hijacker
SupervisorKhalid Shaikh Mohammed
Affiliation9-11 Second Wave Plotters3
Full Given NameAbd Al-Rauf Bin Al-Habib Bin Yousef Al-Jiddi
Alias(es)Farouq Al-Tunisi2
Alternate Spelling(s)Abderraouf Dey, A. Raouf Jdey, Abdal Ra'of Bin Muhammed Bin Yousef al-Jadi, Abderraouf Ben Habib Jeday
Date of BirthMay 30, 19652
Place of BirthTunisia2
Weight209 lbs2
DescriptionHair: Brown; Eyes: Brown; Sex: Male; Complexion: Olive.2
Narrative and Notes
  • The U.S. State Department Rewards for Justice Program has offered a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his capture.
  • According to Rewards for Justice:
  • Jdey left his native Tunisia in 1991 and immigrated to Montreal, Canada, becoming a Canadian citizen in 1995. While in Canada, Jdey studied biology at the University of Montreal and attended the EI-Sunna (or Assunah) Mosque in Montreal.
  • Jdey departed Canada in 1999 and received combat training and experience in Afghanistan through 2000. He engaged in fighting against the Afghan Northern Alliance and authored a suicide letter stating his intention to become a martyr for jihad. During this time, Jdey also appeared in a well-known martyrdom video that was later found in an al-Qa'ida leader's house in 2001.
  • Following a return to the Montreal area in 2001 in which Jdey associated with extremists, Jdey left Canada. His whereabouts since then have been unknown. He was last identified as potentially being in Turkey in early 2002.2,4
  • Jdey was either slated to be part of the 9-11 attacks (according to a recovered letter by Saif al-Adel or assigned to a series of second-wave attacks (according to KSM).
  • Possibly trained with 9-11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi, Mohamed Atta and Khalid al-Mihdhar.3
    1 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Appendix.
    2 FBI 'seeking information' sheet, viewed Nov. 2, 2006.
    3 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Footnotes.
    4 Rewards for Justice, viewed Nov. 9, 2006.
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