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Ahmed al-Ghamdi

9-11 Suicide Hijacker


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Means of DeathSuicide hijacker
Date of DeathSept. 11, 2001
Location of DeathNew York, New York, United States
Affiliation9-11 plotters
SupervisorMohamed Atta
AffiliationUnited Airlines Flight 175 Hijackers
Full Given NameAhmed Salih Said al-Kurshi al-Ghamdi
Alternate Spelling(s)Ahmed Alghamdi, Ahmed al Ghamdi, Ahmad al-Ghamdi, Ahmad Alghamdi, Ahmad al Ghamdi
Age at Death22
Date of BirthJuly 2, 1979
Place of BirthAl Bahah, Saudi Arabia1
Narrative and Notes
  • Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175, bound from Boston to Los Angeles, and crashed it into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York. One of the "muscle" hijackers.
  • Muscle hijackers Ahmed al-Ghamdi, Saeed al-Ghamdi, Hamza al-Ghamdi and Ahmed al-Haznawi all came from a cluster of three towns in the isolated al Bahah region of Saudi Arabia, and they shared a tribal affiliation.
  • Attended prayer services regularly.1
  • The three Ghamdis and Haznawi many have known each other from as early as the fall of 1999.
  • May have tried to enter Chechnya. He had documentation suggesting travel to a Russian republic.
  • Possibly recruited by Saeed al-Ghamdi to serve as a suicide operative.1
    1 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.3.
    Photos (left to right): FBI; Government exhibit, United States vs. Moussaoui; Government exhibit, United States vs. Moussaoui
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