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Abu Bakr al-Azdi

Al-Qaeda Senior Operative

Detained

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ImportanceHigh
Capturing AuthoritySaudi Arabia
Date of CaptureJune 26, 2003
Location of CaptureRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleSenior Operative
Affiliation9-11 plotters
Full Given NameAbd al-Rahman al-Faqasi al-Ghamdi
NationalitySaudi
Alternate Spelling(s)Ali Abdulrahman Said Alfagsy Alghamdy
GenderMale
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • On June 26, 2003, he turned himself in at the home of Saudi deputy interior minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayaf in Riyadh.
  • He was initially assigned to take part in 9-11 but was held in reserve by Osama bin Laden for another, larger operation.1
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    Possible
  • He may have set out from Saudi Arabia for Chechnya but was diverted to Afghanistan for training.1
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    Sources
    1 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Footnotes.
     
     
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