Enaam Arnout Leader of BIF U.S.A
Saif al-Islam al-Masri - Key BIF organizer responsible for organizing supplies to Chechens. Masri was caught in the Pankisi Gorge Republic of Georgia with Chechen fighters loyal to Shamil Basaev. (Non related or not to be confused with Abu Hamza al_Masri)
In 2001, Jamal al-Fadl, a highly reliable (?) al-Qaeda defector (see June 1996-April 1997), will claim that numerous al-Qaeda operatives went to Lebanon and received training from the militant group Hezbollah. Double agent Ali Mohamed sets up a meeting between Osama bin Laden and Hezbollah leader Imad Mugniyah in early 1994 (see Shortly After February 1994). After that meeting, al-Fadl will claim, the following al-Qaeda figures train with Hezbollah:
Saif al-Islam al-Masri, a member of al-Qaeda’s military ruling council.
Abu Talha al-Sudani, an al-Qaeda leader living in Somalia.
Saif al Adel, al-Qaeda’s probable number three leader after the death of Mohammed Atef in 2001.
Two others. One of them runs one of al-Qaeda’s training camps in Afghanistan.
Al-Fadl will add that some videotapes are brought back and he sees one of them. It teaches how to blow up “big buildings.” [United States of America v. Usama Bin Laden, et al., Day 2, 2/6/2001] Ali Mohamed will also claim in court that Hezbollah subsequently provides explosives training for al-Qaeda and Islamic Jihad. So will US prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who states, “in the middle of the 1990s, al-Qaeda members received sophisticated explosives training from Hezbollah, despite the deep religious differences between the Sunni members of al-Qaeda and the Shiite members of Hezbollah.” [9/11 Commission, 6/16/2004] However, it seems the links between al-Qaeda and Hezbollah decline after this time.
Note: The connection between Al Qaida and Hezbollah should be considered with a pinch of salt much like the fabrications or twisted truth about Al Qaida and Saddam leading to the war in Iraq. Their has been a great deal of speculation regarding the relationship between Al Qaida and Hezbollah. The only official confessions of these connections comes from are two Al Qaida members, one which worked for both CIA and Egyptian Islamic Jihad and was trained by and a member of U.S Special Forces and later FBI asset. The other as coached confessions .
Documented facts: Ali Mohamed, one of Al Qaida's highest ranking officers. Ali trained Bin Laden and many of the highest ranking Al Qaida members and the the operational leader behind the Embassy bombings in Africa, was an Egyptian intelligence officer turned asset for the CIA. After being alleged as a Egyptian Islamic Jihad and after he had been designated as a member of a recognized terrorist group the United States Army still recruited him for training at Fort Bragg U.S Special Forces Training School and became a member of the U.S Special Operations Command. See U.S Army video presented by Ali Mohamed.
Ali Mohameds testimony about
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United States v. Enaam M. Arnaout:
Criminal Complaint (PDF) Violation of 18 USC Section 1623. Case involves Islamic charity with alleged links to al Qaeda. For the civil lawsuit, click here. April 29, 2002
- Plea Agreement (PDF) Feb. 10, 2003
- Indictment (PDF) Director of Islamic charity in Illinois accused of funding al Qaeda. Oct. 9, 2002 (FindLaw.com)