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Binalshibh contacts KSM

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Communicant 1 LocationGermany
Communicant 2 LocationPakistan
Transmitted Mid July 2001
ConnectedRamzi Binalshibh (Communicant 1) 1, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (Communicant 2) 1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableKSM asked Binalshibh to arrange for Ziad Jarrah to mail the hijackers' passports to Binalshibh, who would then pass them to KSM, probably for use in al-Qaeda propaganda.

In addition, Binalshibh told KSM that Jarrah was chafing under Atta's management, probably over Jarrah's visits with his girlfriend and family. KSM was worried Jarrah would withdraw from the plot.

KSM also told Binalshibh to send money to Zacarias Moussoaui, possibly to prepare him as a substitute pilot if Jarrah backed out.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.4.
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