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Abu Nofal al-Saudi

Emir of Areen Guesthouse

ImportanceMedium
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleAssociate
SupervisorDoctor Abdallah Izzildine
AffiliationAfghan resistance
NationalitySaudi
GenderMale
HistoryVeteran of Afghanistan-Soviet civil war (1980-1989)
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)
  • Managed guesthouse Areen Guesthouse in Paktia province, Afghanistan, in late 1988 and early 1989. Hosted Osama bin Laden at one point.
  • Later met with Jamal al-Fadl in Budapest, Hungary.1
  • Sources and Notes

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

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