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Abu Zubaydah-Abu Hoshar call intercepted

Intercepted Communication
Part of Jordan Millennium Plot

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Means of CommunicationTelephone call
SubjectCoded attack signal
Communicant 1 LocationJordan
Transmitted Nov. 30, 19991
ConnectedKhadr Abu Hoshar (Communicant 1) 1, Abu Zubaydah (Communicant 2) 1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableIn a call intercepted by Jordanian intelligence, Abu Zubaydah told Abu Hosher "The time for training is over," which security officials took to be a thinly coded message telling Abu Hosher to proceed with plans to bomb several targets in Jordan.

The call prompted a series of detentions by Jordanian security, effectiviely breaking up the plot.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 6.1.
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