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Marwan al-Shehhi

9-11 Suicide Pilot


Marwan al-ShehhiMarwan al-Shehhi

Means of DeathSuicide hijacker
Date of DeathSept. 11, 2001
Location of DeathNew York, New York, United States
Affiliation9-11 plotters
SupervisorMohamed Atta
AffiliationHamburg Cell
AffiliationUnited Airlines Flight 175 Hijackers
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
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)
Narrative and Notes
  • 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
    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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