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The Kuala Lumpur meeting

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Other OrganizationJemaah Islamiya
Other Organization9-11 plotters
LocationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Start Time Jan. 5, 20001
End Time Jan. 8, 2000
ParticipantsKhalid al-Mihdhar1, Nawaf al-Hazmi1, Tawfiq bin Attash1, Abu Bara al-Yemeni1, Hambali (Organizer) 1, Yazid Sufaat1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableFour al-Qaeda operatives stayed at Sufaat's home in Kuala Lumpur in an arrangement orchestraed by Hambali.

Surveillance teams, probably Malaysian security working on behalf of the CIA, observed several of the players meeting, but the subject of their gathering was not known.1,2
QuestionableTawfiq bin Attash -- "Khallad" -- has claimed 9-11 wasn't specifically the subject of the gathering in Kuala Lumpur. He spoke generally with al-Hazmi about hijacking aircraft but didn't get into the specifics of the operation.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report. July 22, 2004. Chapter 5.2.
2The 9-11 Commission Final Report. July 22, 2004. Chapter 6.1.
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