Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ammar al Baluchi

Abd al Aziz Ali

ISN: 10018
Nationality: Pakistani

Baluchi’s DAB says that he facilitated the travel and funding of many of the 9/11 hijackers.

At his CSRT, the government alleged that Baluchi sent $114,500 to 9/11 hijacker Marwan Al-Shehhi between June 2000 and September 2000.

Baluchi said he transferred the money to Shehhi but that he did not know that Shehhi was a member of Al Qaeda or a hijacker. Baluchi said that he was an entrepreneur and that Shehhi approached him as someone wanting to do business. Baluchi said that the money he transferred was from Shehhi’s own account.  

KSM is Ammar al Baluchi’s uncle. KSM said that Baluchi never had an association with Al Qaeda. KSM said that he sent money to the 9/11 hijackers in Germany in preparation of 9/11. He said that he mostly used Hawsawi to do that in 2000 and 2001.

In his closing statement to his CSRT, Ammar al Baluchi said, “according to your definition, it is imperative that the US financial institutions, banks, flight schools, rental car agencies, and property managers all fall under the enemy combatant definition, since without the support of all those people, 9/11 would not have been possible.”

In April 2003 Ammar al Baluchi was captured by Pakistani forces in Karachi along with Walid bin Attash.  

Ammar al Baluchi has been charged for his alleged role in the 9/11 attacks. The pretrial hearings in his case are currently underway. 

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