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Failed USS The Sullivans bombing

Disrupted Attack
Part of
USS Cole bombing

Event Details
Primary Organization Al-Qaeda
Location Aden, Yemen1
Time Jan. 3, 20001
Victim Deaths 0
Victim Injuries 0
Attacker Deaths 0
Participants Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri (Operational Commander) 1
Participants Jamal al Badawi (Facilitator) 1, Fahd al Quso (Facilitator) , Hassan al Khamri, Ibrahim al-Thawar
 
 
Narrative and Notes
Reliable A bomb-laden dinghy, with some would-be suicide bombers, launched into the Aden harbor. Its target: the USS The Sullivans, a U.S. Navy destroyer that was refueling in the port.

The boat, overloaded with explosives, sank shortly after it goes into the water.

The plot went undiscovered, and in October 2000, the same attackers successfully struck the USS Cole.1
 
 
Sources
1United States vs. Jamal al Badawi and Fahd al Quso, indictment, May 15, 2003.
 
 
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