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Jordan Millennium Bombing Cell

Part of Al-Qaeda
Center of GravityJordan
GoalTo bomb Western and Christian targets in Jordan
LeaderAbu Zubaydah
Core membership18
Key membersKhadr Abu Hoshar, Raed Hijazi, Khalil Deek
FormedLate 1998
Narrative and Notes
ReliableThe cell was broken up with arrests after an intercepted phone call on Nov. 30, 1999.

One of those detained said the group's motto was "The season is coming, and bodies will pile up in sacks."1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 6.1.
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