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Saeed al Baluchi

9-11 Candidate Hijacker

Details
ImportanceLow
Affiliation9-11 plotters1
RoleCandidate Hijacker1
SupervisorKhalid Shaikh Mohammed1
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
NationalitySaudi
NationalityPakistani
Alternate Spelling(s)Saeed al-Baluchi, Sayyid al Baluchi
GenderMale
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Saeed al Baluchi and Qutaybah al Najdi were stopped in Bahrain traveling from Afghanistan and briefly questioned by airport security officials. They were so unnerved by the experience they dropped out of the 9-11 operation, depsite KSM's urging for Baluchi to obtain a U.S. visa.1
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    Sources
    1 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Footnotes.
     
     
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