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Attash meets Quso and Thawar

Part of USS Cole bombing

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationBangkok, Thailand
Time Mid January 20001
ParticipantsTawfiq bin Attash1, Fahd al Quso1, Ibrahim al-Thawar1
ParticipantsKhalid al-Mihdhar1, Nawaf al-Hazmi1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableAttash conferred with Cole bombing operatives al-Thawar and al Quso in the days after the failed attempt to bomb the USS The Sullivans in Aden.

Quso also gave Attash some money -- Quso says $36,000; Attash claims only between $10,000 and $12,000. The money have gone to support the Cole bombing, or possibly given to al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi for their expenses during the run-up to 9-11.1,2
QuestionableAl-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi went to Bangkok with Attash, but Attash has claimed to interrogators they did not meet with the operatives from Yemen.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report. July 22, 2004. Chapter 5.2.
2The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Footnotes.
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