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Initial assocation of four muscle hijackers

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationAl Bahah, Saudi Arabia1
TimeFall 19991
PresentAhmed al-Ghamdi, Saeed al-Ghamdi, Hamza al-Ghamdi, Ahmed al-Haznawi
Narrative and Notes
ReliableMuscle hijackers Ahmed al-Ghamdi, Saeed al-Ghamdi, Hamza al-Ghamdi and Ahmed al-Haznawi all came from a cluster of three towns in the isolated al Bahah region of Saudi Arabia, and they shared a tribal affiliation. 1
PossibleThe four many have known each other from as early as the fall of 1999.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.3.
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