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Al-Qaeda considers French targets in Senegal

Terrorist Plotting

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Center of GravitySenegal1
Plot Started Fall 1994
ConnectedMohammed Atef (Organizer) 1, Ali Mohamed1, LHoussaine Kherchtou1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableAl-Qaeda considered hitting French targets in Senegal in response to France's support of the Algerian military government, which was cracking down on Islamists.

Mohammed Atef contacted Ali Mohamed and asked him to travel to Senegal to scout targets.

Ali Mohamed selected L'Houssaine Kherchtou in Nairobi to travel with him.

The operation was cancelled when Ali Mohamed had to go to the United States.1
1L'Houssaine Kherchtou testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et. al., trial transcript, Day 8, Feb. 21, 2001.
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