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Muscle hijackers receive pre-9-11 training

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationAl Matar Training Camp, Herat, Afghanistan1
Start Time Late 20001
End Time Early 20011
ParticipantsAbu Turab al Urdani (Trainer) 1, Ahmed al-Ghamdi (Trainee) , Saeed al-Ghamdi (Trainee) , Hamza al-Ghamdi (Trainee) , Ahmed al-Haznawi (Trainee) , Wail al-Shehri (Trainee) , Waleed al-Shehri (Trainee) , Mohand al-Shehri (Trainee) , Majed Moqed (Trainee) , Satam al Suqami (Trainee) , Ahmed al-Nami (Trainee) , Salem al-Hazmi (Trainee) , Abdul Aziz al Omari (Trainee)
ParticipantsFayez Bannihammad (Trainee)
Narrative and Notes
ReliableAbu Turab taught the future hijackers how to conduct hijackings, disarm air marshals and handle explosives. He taught them basic English and bodybuilding.

At one point, he had them butcher a sheep and a camel with a knife to prepare them to use knives during the hijackings. They were taught to storm the cockpit quickly during the flight.

They were also taught truck bombing and other terrorist techniques to prevent them from knowing precisely what their operation was to be.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.3.
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