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April 17, 2009

9/11 Commission Documents Related to Alleged Hijackers (last updated 30 September 2009)

Filed under: Complete 911 Timeline,Document Collection — kevinfenton @ 1:22 pm

This post lists documents related to the 9/11 Commission’s investigation of the alleged hijackers. The documents have been posted at the 9/11 Document Archive at Scribd. I am reading through them gradually and highlighting interesting information. This post will be updated continuously.

FBI Summary for Flight 11 Hijackers

(-) FBI summary of information about the five Flight 11 hijackers from the 9/11 Commission’s files. There is general information about the plot, aliases, biographical information, phone numbers, financial information, addresses and rudimentary timelines for the hijackers.

Points of interest:

(1) A partially redacted section includes a claim from a witness that Atta came to New York in 1996.

(2) A woman claiming to be Atta’s wife arrived at Broward County Courthouse on 09/11 and attempted to clear Atta’s record of a driving without a license charge.

(3) Four days before the attacks, Atta, Hani Hanjour and possibly additional ME males were observed at Kinkos, Laurel, MD, xeroxing passports, cutting and pasting.

(4) There is a section about the mistaking of Alomari for another Saudi with a similar name, Abdul Rahman Alomari, who was later interviewed by the FBI in Riyadh.

(5) Waleed Alshehri is said to have been accompanied by an unknown older man on a trip to Vegas.

(6) A person whose name is redacted used the same Mailboxes, Etc. address as Wail and Waleed Alshehri.

(7) Al Suqami apparently slept in a hotel room bath tub on the night before 9/11.

FBI Summaries for Flight 175 Hijackers

(-) FBI summary about Flight 175 hijackers from the 9/11 Commission’s records. The summary has basic information about the four alleged hijackers.

The document says that during simulator training in late 2000 Marwan Alshehhi and Mohamed Atta requested training specifically on “executing turns and approaches.”

It describes how four of the five alleged hijackers arrived at the airport on 9/11. Alshehhi’s arrival is unaccounted for.

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged Flight 175 hijacker Marwan Alshehhi from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his financial transactions and travel.

In April 2001 he may have entered and photographed an American Airlines Boeing 757 cockpit.

It says he was seen at Shuckums on Thursday September 6, in the afternoon.

He received over 200 packages from various companies in August 2001 using his mail box.

On July 27 he purchased a ticket from Miami to Las Vegas, but is not known to have traveled there after this date.

Several employees identified some of the hijackers, Atta, Alshehhi and Waleed Alshehri, as using Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma in the six months before 9/11.

He possibly used a non-Arabic name, Matthew Cohen, to get a cockpit tour of an American Airlines 767 in June 2001.

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged United 175 hijacker Fayez Ahmed Banihammad from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his hotel stay before the attacks, telephone calls he made, financial transactions and travel.

He frequently tried to withdraw amounts from his bank account that were denied, apparently because he lacked sufficient funds on his account.

Also some information about Ahmed Alghamdi

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged Flight 175 hijacker Mohand Alshehri from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his financial transactions and travel.

When an apartment used by the hijackers was searched after the attacks, a map of Florida was found with markings for special use airspace, i.e. airspace usually used by the military.

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged Flight 175 hijacker Hamza Alghamdi from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his hotel stay before the attacks, telephone calls he made, financial transactions and travel.

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged Flight 175 hijacker Ahmed Alghamdi from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his hotel stay before the attacks, telephone calls he made, financial transactions and travel.

Two individuals with Muslim names on the flight he took to the US in the spring of 2001 are identified as “possible 199 subjects.”

FBI Summaries for Flight 77 Hijackers

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged Flight 77 hijacker Hani Hanjour from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his hotel stay before the attacks, telephone calls he made, flight training, financial transactions and travel.

On June 23, 2001: “Omar Al-Bayoumi vacated his apartment at Parkwood Apartments, 6333 Mount Ada Road, #152, San Diego, CA. Just before this date, a witness placed HANJOUR in the apartment.”

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged Flight 77 hijacker Khalid Almihdhar from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his financial transactions, address, aliases and travel.

It details a flight Almihdhar did not take from Bangkok to LA via Japan on January 15, 2000 and a return flight he also did not take on June 13, 2000.

It mentions a call he made on March 20, 2000 to a number monitored by the NSA.

There is possibly security camera footage of him and Salem Alhazmi at Dulles Airport on the day before the attacks.

It also lists the 47 items found in Nawaf Alhazmi’s car the day after the attacks.

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged Flight 77 hijacker Nawaf Alhazmi from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his addresses, financial transactions and travel.

It says he called the Yemen hub from the US and that it is associated with the attack on the USS Cole.

He deposited USD 11,400 on his account in September 2000, although he had no income at this time and had allegedly not met a co-conspiritor for months. That plus another USD 6,000 over the next few days.

The contents of bags he and Almihdhar left at a mosque two days before the attacks and his car, found after the attacks, are detailed.

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged Flight 77 hijacker Salem Alhazmi from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his residences, travel and communications.

It says both Alhazmi and Abdulaziz Alomari booked a Malaysian Air flight from Dubai to Newark on June 28, 2001. However, they did not take it and flew the same route with Swiss Air the next day.

It says his wallet was found at the Pentagon and that it had several documents inside, not just the one ID card usually reported.

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged Flight 77 hijacker Majed Moqed from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his hotel stay before the attacks, telephone calls he made, financial transactions and travel.

In one place it claims that his US visa was issued in Jeddah, rather than Riyadh, where it is usually said to have been issued. There is also some bizarre mix-up with his passport in London. He also bought a handbag three days before he killed himself. His USA ID card number is given as 3402618-D. In addition to his student ID, his Virginia ID and his check card were found in the rubble at the Pentagon.

FBI Summaries for Flight 93 Hijackers

(-) FBI summary about the Flight 93 hijackers from the 9/11 Commission’s records. The summary has basic information about the four alleged hijackers.

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged Flight 93 hijacker Ziad Jarrah from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his residences, travel and communications.

There is a report Jarrah received training on multi-engine aircraft in Germany in February 2001.

He and his girlfriend did not take a booked flight to Paris in late 2000.

He has a double departure from the US on both December 26 and December 28, 2000. They can’t both be right.

Another double departure in late June, this time going to Germany.

It says that Jarrah said Ramzi bin al-Shibh “could not get into the US because of the USS Cole bombing.”

He had an account at West Coast Guaranty Bank.

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged United 93 hijacker Ahmed al-Haznawi. The summary gives his DoB, financial and travel information, and other data.

It says he used a false DoB when examined at a Florida hospital and the story of his flight from Florida to Newark before the attacks is as garbled as usual.

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged United 93 hijacker Ahmed Alnami from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his DoB, travel, US visa, and other issues.

There is an anecdote about Alnami trying to purchase a gun at a gun show. It also says that the first attempt made to purchase tickets for United 93 by an individual identifying himself as “Sajarah” failed and another attempt had to be made later. In addition, there is an anecdote about a visit to a Kinko’s where Alnami and fellow hijacker Ziad Jarrah spoke “a foreign language that was not Arabic.”

(-) FBI summary of investigation of alleged Flight 93 hijacker Saeed Alghamdi from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The summary gives information about his residences, financial transactions and travel.

In late April 2001 Alghamdi sent some money from Jeddah to a man named Abdullah Abdulrahman Alghamdi, an alias for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who was in South Africa at this time.

Alghamdi allegedly made a casing flight in July or August.

A credit card, apparently Ziad Jarrah’s, was found at the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville. In addition to Alghamdi’s passport, two pages of a photocopy of it were also found there. Fragments of about a dozen of his checks were also found there.

There are a number of identifications of Alghamdi as being in the US before he officially arrived.

Airman Records

(-) Airman records (pilot’s licenses, etc.) for alleged 9/11 hijacker pilot Mohamed Atta, from the 9/11 Commission files.

(-) Airman records (pilot’s licenses, etc.) for alleged 9/11 hijacker pilot Hani Hanjour, from the 9/11 Commission files.

(-) Airman records (pilot’s licenses, etc.) for alleged 9/11 hijacker pilot Ziad Jarrah from the 9/11 Commission files.

(-) Airman records (pilot’s licenses, etc.) for alleged 9/11 hijacker pilot Marwan Alshehhi, from the 9/11 Commission files.

Also some documentation for Zacarias Moussaoui and some discussion of Waleed Alshehhi and the case of mistaken identity after 9/11.

Miscellaneous

(-) A list of US visas issued to the alleged 9/11 hijackers and their entries into the US, as compiled by the 9/11 Commission, For some reason, the list omits Salem Alhazmi’s first US visa, issued in April 1999.

(-) A description provided by the FBI at the 9/11 Commission’s request of  how it identified the 19 alleged 9/11 hijackers. The document says that the DNA of alleged hijacker pilot Ziad Jarrah was positively identified, based on a comparison with samples taken from his girlfriend’s residence in Germany.

(-) An early summary of the FBI’s BENTTBOM investigation into the 9/11 attacks. It contains financial information, biographies, timelines and information about associates for the hijackers.

It has a history of al-Qaeda and related individuals going back to the 1993 WTC bombing. The account of the Bojinka plot is remarkable for its entire omission of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who was one of the main plotters.

It also says that the house where the bomb made before the embassy bombing in Nairobi was found based on tracing calls from the Yemen hub and repeats the apparent falsehood that bin Laden only called the hub a couple of times.

It says the Yemen hub was involved in the USS Cole attack: “UBL can be directly connected to the attack on the USS Cole in October 12, 2000 (ADENBOM 265A-NY-277013). The 200578 telephone number which was originally identified as significant through the KENBOM/TANBOM investigation was also used during the planning of the attack on USS Cole.”

Also: “During the six months prior to the attacks, and at least twice after July 4, 2001, MOHAMED ATTA (Flight 11), WALEED AL SHEHRI (Flight 11), and AL SHEHHI were on the same Beechcraft Duchess aircraft out of the Wiley Post Airport in Bethany, Oklahoma. According to a Line Service Technician at Million Air, the Duchess aircraft usually contained one or a combination of ATTA, WALEED AL SHEHRI, and AL SHEHHI.”

It also says that USD 102,000 was deposited on the account of alleged 9/11 financier Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi between June 25 and September 11, 2001. However, he is not not to have forwarded large amounts to the hijackers during this period.

A 1998 CIA report mentioning an alias and phone numbers for Spain-based al-Qaeda operative Barakat Yarkas is mentioned.

Atta is said to have flown from Germany to Pakistan with a redacted associate and back with two redacted associates.

It says, “AHMED ALGHAMDI listed an address associated with NABIL AL-MARABH as his destination address when he entered the United States on 7/3/01 and 1/17/94.” However, Alghamdi is not known to have entered the US on either of these dates.

(-) A summary of what the FBI’s investigation into the financial dealings of the 19 alleged 9/11 hijackers found, from the 9/11 Commission’s files. It lists bank accounts, wire transfers and other similar information.

An account of Waleed Alshehri with the Al-Rajhi Investment Bank was closed on November 25, 2000. However, according to the 9/11 Commission, he left Saudi Arabia (where the accounts was based) in mid-November. On his departure flight the commission alleged he flew with an “associate of a senior Hezbollah operative,” a key plank in its contention there was co-operation between al-Qaeda and Iran.

(-) 9/11 Commission e-mails about a sighting of 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta together with Florida-based al-Qaeda operative Adnan El Shukrijumah. One of the commission staffers, Raj De, called the link “significant,” but in the end the information was relegated to an endnote in the commission’s subsidiary terrorist travel monograph.

(-) Some customs declaration forms completed by the 9/11 hijackers on their entry to the US. There is also a table drafted by the 9/11 Commission showing how they completed some questions.

Satam al Suqami was admitted as a business visitor, but ticked “pleasure” as the purpose of his stay on the customs declaration.

(-) An excerpt from a draft 9/11 Commission staff statement about the 9/11 hijackers’ customs inspections.

(-) A list of aliases used by the alleged 9/11 hijackers and their associates, such as other al-Qaeda figures, from the 9/11 Commission Files.

It says that Khalid Almihdhar had a passport, number 14436479, from am “unknown” country.

(-) A forensic report on the remains of alleged 9/11 Commission hijacker Ziad Jarrah’s passport, found after the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The examination concludes that the passport was genuine and was Lebanese.

(-) A 2-page US government printout about 9/11 hijacker Khalid Almihdhar showing basic information.

(-) Redacted and unredacted copies of an FBI report on the discovery of images from the 9/11 hijackers’ passports in Pakistan in 2002. The images were from passports of Khalid Almihdhar, Abdulaziz Alomari and Salem Alhazmi. The passports of Alhazmi and Almihdhar said they were issued at “Holy Capital,” an indicator of extremism placed there by Saudi authorities warning that the bearers were radicals.

The unredacted version mentions that another image found with them came from the passport of a person called Saud al-Rashid, who ended up not participating in the 9/11 operation. In addition, it mentions a “Mitre” facility used by the FBI and says the information has been shared with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

(-) Another copy of the redacted version.

(-) An FBI Printout about alleged 9/11 hijacker pilot Ziad Jarrah from the 9/11 Commission’s files. In addition to basic information, the document claims–apparently falsely–that his father was once arrested for drug smuggling. In addition, it says that Jarrah had both Lebanese and German passports with the same number 1619505.

Withdrawal Notices

(-) Withdrawal notice for 2 FBI 302s about terrorist financing and a chart. The 302s were in a 9/11 Commission folder called “Pornography,” so they presumably concern the hijackers’ porn purchases in the US.

(-) Withdrawal notice for FBI 302s about terrorist financing. The 302s were in a 9/11 Commission folder called “Pornography,” so they presumably concern the hijackers’ porn purchases in the US.

(-) A withdrawal notice for 20 pages of summaries of interviews with government personnel about the failed search for 9/11 hijackers Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar.

(-) Withdrawal notice for an 86-page summary of the FBI’s PENTTBOM investigation into 9/11.

(-) Withdrawal notice from the 9/11 Commission’s files for a 2-page summary drafted by the FBI about its 9/11 investigation.

(-) Withdrawal notice from the 9/11 Commission’s files for a 14-page summary drafted by the FBI about its 9/11 investigation.

(-) Withdrawal notice for a 17-page memo about intelligence on the 9/11 hijackers, concerning the “Marwan issue.”

(-) A withdrawal notice for 16 pages of 9/11 Commission notes about alleged hijacker pilot Marwan Alshehhi.

The masterlist for all documents the History Commons has obtained and is analysing can be found here.

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