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TA-INDIVIDUALS: Arizona, Sonora on Alert for al-Qaida suspect

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posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 02:48 AM
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A borderwide alert for Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, a suspected al-Qaeda cell leader, has been issued on suspicions he may try to cross the Arizona or Texas borders with Mexico. Shukrijumah is described as being on par with Mohamed Atta who led his cell efforts on September 11, 2001.
 


Arizona Put on Alert




A borderwide alert has been issued for a suspected al-Qaida member who U.S. investigators believe may try to cross the border through Arizona or Texas, officials said Tuesday.

Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, 29, a Saudi, is suspected of being an al-Qaida cell leader and has been wanted by the United States since 2003. The latest information places him in Honduras with the intent of crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, said Art Werge, a spokesman for the FBI's El Paso office.

"We certainly don't want him crossing into the United States because his plan is to conduct terror operations," Werge said, describing El Shukrijumah as one of the more significant cell leaders not in custody. El Shukrijumah has not been charged in the United States with any crimes.

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APB on a 'Really Bad Guy'



The FBI issued a "be on the lookout" alert for Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, asking all law enforcement personnel to notify the bureau immediately if he is located.

Sources described El Shukrijumah as an al Qaeda field commander who trained under alleged terror financier Ramzi Binalshibh. They told ABCNEWS that the 27-year-old lived for years in Florida, and was identified by captured al Qaeda attack planner Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Binalshibh and Mohammed are both in U.S. custody in undisclosed locations.

Mohammed also said that El Shukrijumah had been sent to the United States to carry out an operation, probably via Canada, sources said. He also may be linked to a so-called dirty bomb plot in which American Jose Padilla has been accused, they said.

Arizona Nuclear Plant Targeted?

On Capitol Hill today, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham told the Senate Armed Services Committee that there was evidence that terrorists may have targeted the Palo Verde nuclear power plant, the largest commercial nuclear facility in the country.

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano ordered National Guard troops deployed at the plant located 50 miles west of Phoenix to beef up security.

Abraham told the senators that he could not divulge the source of the information, and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge also said he could not discuss the intelligence that led to the heightened security at the plant.
"It was obviously serious enough and deemed to be credible enough that we got the appropriate federal agencies investigating on that basis," he said.

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posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 05:32 AM
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Reference to this story....


TERRORISM: FBI Searching for Named Terrorist on Southern Border
One of the al Qaeda members suspected of attending a terror planning meeting in Waziristan in March is now the subject of an FBI warning to border patrol authorities on the U.S. Mexican border. The FBI is looking for Adnan G. El Shukrijumah wanted on a Material Witness Warrant. Shukrijumah is also believed to have conducted surveillance at the New York Stock Exchange in preparation for a possible helicopter attack.

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posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 05:50 AM
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Hello,

Speaking of helicopters
you might find this to be amusing or of interest.
You decide I was not up to it at the time. Maybe tomorrow.
TUT

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 12:53 PM
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From the Arizona Republic



An FBI spokeswoman in Arizona said news reports that a notorious terrorism suspect may be planning to cross the Mexican border into the United States are overblown and outdated.

Several publications reported Wednesday on an FBI alert about Adnan El Shukrijumah, thought to be an al-Qaida cell leader.


I had heard the story of the search for Shukrijumah from several news sources. And then I heard on KFYI, a Phoenix radio station, that the FBI stated this was an old alert. But that was the last time I heard anything about this. Seems the media will scream out the alert, but not retract it with the same volume.



posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 01:22 PM
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We went all last week without an alert. Its time for more bogus stuff.


If they know they're here, how do they know?
Is this going to turn out to be another "old" picture, another "old" threat as usual? hummmm......wake me up when its over.



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