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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
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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