Find a Security Clearance Job!

Homeland Security

Camp Lemonier Plot

Disrupted Terrorist Plotting

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Other OrganizationAl-Ittihad al-Islami
Possible Method(s)Truck Bomb1
Possible Target(s)U.S. Marine Base at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti1
Center of GravityMogadishu, Somalia1
Second LocationDjibouti, Djibouti
Plot Started Mid 20031
Plot Ended Early 20041
ConnectedAbu Talha al Sudani (Operational Commander) 1, Gouled Hassan Dourad1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableThe prisoner Dourad said Abu Talha had sent him in 2003 to case the Marine encampment for a truck bombing. Marines enhanced security at the base as a result.1
1'Summary of The High Value Terrorist Detainee Program,' press release, Director of National Intelligence, Sept. 6, 2006.
Key to bullets
High confidence
Some confidence
Low confidence
No confidence
Page maintained by John Lumpkin
Click here for a disclaimer and detailed explanation of the confidence ratings.