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Threat to US Embassy in Saudi Arabia

Possible Threat Information1
Part of Al-Qaeda plots against US Embassy in Saudi Arabia

Event Details
Primary OrganizationEgyptian Islamic Jihad
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Start 19941
LocationU.S. Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia1
ConnectedMohammed Atef1, Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableA proposed bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh was discarded for an unclear reason. It was to have been in retaliation for the imprisonment of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman.1,2
 
 
Sources
1Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 4, Feb. 13, 2001.
2Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript Day 7, Feb. 20, 2001.
 
 
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