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Muscle hijackers train at al Farouq

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
SubjectFirearms, heavy weapons, explosives, topography1
LocationAl Farouq Training Camp, Kandahar, Afghanistan
Time 2000
ParticipantsAhmed al-Nami (Trainee)
ParticipantsAhmed al-Ghamdi (Trainee) , Saeed al-Ghamdi (Trainee) , Hamza al-Ghamdi (Trainee) , Ahmed al-Haznawi (Trainee) , Wail al-Shehri (Trainee) , Waleed al-Shehri (Trainee) , Salem al-Hazmi (Trainee) , Abdul Aziz al Omari (Trainee)
Narrative and Notes
ReliableThe 9-11 Commission said at least 7 of the 11 Saudi "muscle" hijackers were trained at al Farouq. (Majed Moqed and Satam al-Suqami trained at Khalden.)
QuestionableIt is unclear when many of the trainees met each other. They all would have met Osama bin Laden at some point.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.3.
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