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LHoussaine Kherchtou

Al-Qaeda Member

Details
ImportanceMedium
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleMember
NationalityMoroccan
Alias(es)Abu Zaid al Maghrebi1, Abu Zaid Maghrebi1, Abu Talal1, Joe the Moroccan2
Alternate Spelling(s)L'Houssaine Kherchtou
Date of BirthMay 15, 1964
Place of BirthMorocco
GenderMale
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Kherchtou was an al-Qaeda member in the mid-1990s who later became an informer to the United States. He served as a key witness in the East African embassy bombing trial in 2001.
  • Speaks Berber, Arabic, French, English and Italian.
  • Attended catering school.1
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    Sources
    1 L'Houssaine Khertchou testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et. al., trial transcript, Day 8, Feb. 21, 2001.
    2 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Appendix.
     
     
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