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Hamburg Cell in Afghanistan

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary OrganizationHamburg Cell
Other Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationKandahar, Kandahar, Afghanistan
TimeLate November 1999
PresentMohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah
Narrative and Notes
ReliableThe three were recruited into the 9-11 plot at this time, and pledged loyalty to bin Laden. Marwan al-Shehhi and Ramzi Binalshibh arrived separately from Atta and Jarrah. Al-Shehhi departed Afghansistan before Binalshibh arrived.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 5.3.
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