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Kherchtou trains at Farouq


Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
SubjectSmall arms, explosives, mines, grenades, antiaircraft guns
LocationFarouq Camp, Near Khost, Afghanistan
Start Time Jan. 26, 1991
End Time Late March 1991
ParticipantsLHoussaine Kherchtou (Trainee) , Shuaib (Trainer) , Mushin Musa Matwalli Atwah (Trainer) 1
ParticipantsAbu Ahmed el Masri 2 (Trainee)
Narrative and Notes
ReliableKherchtou said the training was divided into three parts: in the first part, trainees learned small arms like the M-16 and AK-47.

In the second, they were trained in the use of explosives, like C-4, land mines and grenades. This was in a section of the Farouq camp called Hulia.

In the third, they practiced on heavy antiaircraft guns.1
1L'Houssaine Kherchtou testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et. al., trial transcript, Day 8, Feb. 21, 2001.
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