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Marwan al-Shehhi

9-11 Suicide Pilot

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Marwan al-ShehhiMarwan al-Shehhi

Details
ImportanceMedium
Means of DeathSuicide hijacker
Date of DeathSept. 11, 2001
Location of DeathNew York, New York, United States
Affiliation9-11 plotters
RolePilot
SupervisorMohamed Atta
AffiliationHamburg Cell
AffiliationUnited Airlines Flight 175 Hijackers
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
Full Given NameMarwan Yousef Muhammed Rashid Lekrab al-Shehhi
NationalityUnited Arab Emirates
Alternate Spelling(s)Marwan Alshehhi
Age at Death23
Date of BirthMay 9, 19781
Place of BirthRas al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates1
GenderMale
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Son of a prayer leader in a local mosque in the UAE. He graduated from high school in 1995, and joined the Emirati military. He served as a sergeant in the army and was admitted to a military scholarship program that funded his continued study in Germany.
  • He moved to Germany in April 1996; he wore Western clothes, rented cars for trips around Europe, and was regarded as outgoing. He was a steadfast Muslim, praying to Mecca five times daily, but a poor student.
  • He grew steadily more religious, eschewing restaurants that used or served alcohol, and ultimately foregoing any semblance of a comfortable lifestyle in the late 1990s.1
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    Sources
    1 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 5.3.
    Photos (left to right): FBI; Government exhibit, United States vs. Moussaoui
     
     
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