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Nashiri and Azzam plot to smuggle missiles into Saudi Arabia

Terrorist Plotting

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Center of GravitySaudi Arabia
Plot Started Early 19981,2
ConnectedAbd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, Azzam
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableHe and his cousin Azzam were tasked to smuggle Russian AT-3 Sagger antitank missiles into Saudi Arabia to use against American targets there. The attack did not take place.1,2
 
 
Sources
1'Detainee Biographies,' press release, Director of National Intelligence, Sept. 6, 2006.
2The 9-11 Commission Final Report. July 22, 2004. Chapter 5.1.
 
 
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