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
APB on a 'Really Bad Guy'
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
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Large groups of Arab men STILL crossing AZ border
FBI Searching for Named Terrorist
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
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
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