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Two 9-11 operatives meet Bayoumi

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationHalal restaurant, Venice Boulevard, Culver City, California, United States
TimeAfternoon Feb. 1, 20001
ParticipantsKhalid al-Mihdhar, Nawaf al-Hazmi, Omar al Bayoumi, Caysan Bin Don
Narrative and Notes
PossibleThe account of the lunch meeting is from Bayoumi and Bin Don. They recognized Hazmi and Mihdhar speaking Gulf Arabic and struck up a conversation with them. The two complained about Los Angeles, and Bayoumi offered to help them settle in San Diego. They parted ways.

There are differences in their accounts, particularly in Bayoumi's denials that they visited the nearby King Fahd mosque.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.1.
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