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KSM teaches 9-11 operatives

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
SubjectCultural training
LocationKarachi, Pakistan
Time Early December 19991
ParticipantsKhalid Shaikh Mohammed (Trainer) 1, Nawaf al-Hazmi (Trainee) 1, Tawfiq bin Attash (Trainee) 1, Abu Bara al-Yemeni (Trainee) 1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableFor one or two weeks in early 1999, KSM taught the three operatives about U.S. culture, English and how to interact with airlines and case a flight. They played flight computer games and watched movies featuring hijackings.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report. July 22, 2004. Chapter 5.2.
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