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Al-Qaeda plans to smuggle weapons to Sudan

Possible Meeting

Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Time 19931,2
ParticipantsAbu Fadhl al-Makkee1, Abu Rida al Suri1, Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl1
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)According to al-Fadl, the trio discussed sending a cargo plane laden with sugar as a relief flight to Afghanistan. The plane would then pick up Milan antitank missiles and Stinger antiaircraft missiles and bring them back to Sudan for al-Qaeda's uses.
Al-Fadl did not say whether this flight actually took place.1

Sources and Notes

1Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.
2Rough estimate, no date provided; sometime between 1991 and 1995.

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