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Ali Mohamed lived in Santa Clara, California and then Sacramento, California. His Sacramento address was near to Yazid Sufaat and Nabil al-Marabh. Mohamed helped Ayman Al Zawahari visit regional mosques, including Sacramento, along with other members of EIJ in the US.

Mohamed alias include: Ali Abu al-Sa'ud Mustafa AND Abu Mohamed ali Amriki


Testimony of Ali Mohamed:

 22   Your Honor, in the early 1980s I
 23   became involved with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization.
 24   In the early 1990s, I was introduced to al Qaeda -- al Qaeda
 25   is the organization headed by Usama bin Laden -- through my


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  1   involvement with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad.
  2            In 1992, I conducted military and basic explosives
  3   training for al Qaeda in Afghanistan.  Among the people I
  4   trained were Harun Fadhl and Abu Jihad.  I also conducted
  5   intelligence training for al Qaeda.  I taught my trainees how
  6   to create cell structures that could be used for operations.
  7            In 1991, I helped transport Usama bin Laden from
  8   Afghanistan to the Sudan.
  9            When I engaged in these activities, and the others
 10   that I am about to describe, I understood that I was working
 11   with al Qaeda, Bin Laden, Abu Hafs, Abu Ubaidah, and that al
 12   Qaeda had a shura council, which included Abu Hajer al Iraqui.
 13            In the early 1990s, I assisted al Qaeda in creating a
 14   presence in Nairobi, Kenya, and worked with several others on
 15   this project.  Abu Ubaidah was in charge of al Qaeda in
 16   Nairobi until he drowned.  Khalid al Fawwaz set up al Qaeda's
 17   office in Nairobi.  A car business was set up to create
 18   income.  Wadih el Hage created a charity organization that
 19   would help provide al Qaeda members with identity documents.
 20   I personally helped el Hage by making labels in his home in
 21   Nairobi.  I personally met Abu Ubaidah and Abu Hafs at Wadih's
 22   house in Nairobi.
 23            We used various code names to conceal our identities.
 24   I used the name "Jeff"; el Hage used the name "Norman"; Ihab
 25   used the name "Nawawi."


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  1            In late 1993, I was asked by bin Laden to conduct
  2   surveillance of American, British, French, and Israeli targets
  3   in Nairobi.  Among the targets I did surveillance for was the
  4   American Embassy in Nairobi, the United States AID Building in
  5   Nairobi, the United States Agricultural Office in Nairobi, the
  6   French Cultural Center, and French Embassy in Nairobi.  These
  7   targets were selected to retaliate against the United States
  8   for its involvement in Somalia.  I took pictures, drew
  9   diagrams, and wrote a report.  Khalid al Fawwaz paid for my
 10   expenses and the photo enlarging equipment.  He was in Nairobi
 11   at this time.
 12            I later went to Khartoum, where my surveillance files
 13   and photographs were reviewed by Usama bin Laden, Abu Hafs,
 14   Abu Ubaidah, and others.  Bin Laden looked at the picture of
 15   the American Embassy and pointed to where a truck could go as
 16   a suicide bomber.
 17            In 1994, Bin Laden sent me to Djibouti to do
 18   surveillance on several facilities, including French military
 19   bases and the American Embassy.
 20            In 1994, after an attempt to assassinate Bin Laden, I
 21   went to the Sudan in 1994 to train Bin Laden's bodyguards,
 22   security detail.  I trained those conducting the security of
 23   the interior of his compound, and coordinated with the
 24   Sudanese intelligence agents who were responsible for the
 25   exterior security.


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  1            In 1994, while I was in Sudan, I did surveillance
  2   training for al Qaeda.  Ihab Ali, also known as Nawawi, was
  3   one of the people I trained.  Nawai was supposed to train
  4   others.
  5            In early 1990s, Zawihiri made two visits to the
  6   United States, and he came to United States to help raise
  7   funds for the Egyptian Islamic Jihad.  I helped him to do
  8   this.
  9            I was aware of certain contacts between al Qaeda and
 10   al Jihad organization, on one side, and Iran and Hezbollah on
 11   the other side.  I arranged security for a meeting in the
 12   Sudan between Mughaniyah, Hezbollah's chief, and Bin Laden.
 13            Hezbollah provided explosives training for al Qaeda
 14   and al Jihad.  Iran supplied Egyptian Jihad with weapons.
 15   Iran also used Hezbolla to supply explosives that were
 16   disguised to look like rocks.
 17            In late 1994, I was in Nairobi.  Abu Hafs met another
 18   man and me in the back of Wadih el Hage's house.  Abu Hafs
 19   told me, along with someone else, to do surveillance for the
 20   American, British, French and Israeli targets in Senegal in
 21   West Africa.
 22            At about this time, late 1994, I received a call from
 23   an FBI agent who wanted to speak to me about the upcoming
 24   trial of United States v. Abdel Rahman.  I flew back to the
 25   United States, spoke to the FBI, but didn't disclose


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  1   everything that I knew.
  2            I reported on my meeting with the FBI to Abu Hafs and
  3   was told not to return to Nairobi.
  4            In 1995, I obtained a copy of the co-conspirator list
  5   for the Abdel Rahman trial.  I sent the list to el Hage in
  6   Kenya, expecting that it would be forwarded to bin Laden in
  7   Khartoum.
  8            In 1996, I learned from el Hage that Abu Ubaidah had
  9   drowned.
 10            In 1998, I received a letter from Ihab Ali in early
 11   January, 1998.  The letter said that el Hage had been
 12   interviewed by the FBI in Kenya, and gave me a contact number
 13   for el Hage.  I called the number and then called someone who
 14   would pass the message to Fawwaz for bin Laden.
 15            After the bombing in 1998, I made plans to go to
 16   Egypt and later to Afghanistan to meet bin Laden.  Before I
 17   could leave, I was subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury
 18   in the Southern District of New York.  I testified, told some
 19   lies, and was then arrested.
 20            MR. ROTH:  That concludes the statement, your Honor.

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