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February 11, 2002

FBI Alert

Following is the text of the FBI alert.

The following information was disseminated to appropriate law enforcement agencies around the United States and throughout the world:

As a result of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and on-going interviews of detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, information has become available regarding threats to U.S. interests. Recent information indicates a planned attack may occur in the United States or against U.S. interests in the country of Yemen on or around 02/12/02. One or more operatives may be involved in the attack, including Fawaz Yahya Al-Rabeei, also known as (aka) Furqan. Al-Rabeei is believed to be a Yemeni national born in Saudi Arabia in 1979. He may be traveling on Yemeni passport 00452004. Other Al-Rabeei aka's include Fawaz Yahia Hassan Aribii, Fawaz Al-Rubai, Fawaz Yehia Hassan Al-Rabie, Fawaz Yahya Hasan Al-Rabi'i, Fawaz Yahya Al-Ribi (Al-Ruba'i, Al-Rabia'i, Al-Rabi'i), Forqan Al-Tajiki, Furqan Al-Tajiki, Furgan Al-Tajiki, Furqan The Chechen, Faris Al-Baraq, Sa'id, Musharraf, and Salem Al-Farhan.

Al-Rabeei's current whereabouts are unknown. He may be deceased.

No physical descriptors for Al-Rabeei are available at this time.

Below are known associates of Al-Rabeei.

Currently, no physical descriptors are known.

Name/pob, year/nationality

Issam Ahmad Dibwan Al-Makhlafi, aka Akrama/Saudi Arabia, 1977/Yemeni.

Ahmad Al-Akhader Nasser Albidani/Yemen, 1977/Yemeni.

Alyan Muhammad Ali Al-Wa'eli/Yemen, 1970/Yemeni.

Bashir Ali Nasser Al-Sharari/Yemen, 1970/Yemeni.

Bassam Abdullah Bin Bushar Al-Nahdi/Saudi Arabia, 1976/Yemeni.

Abdulaziz Muhammad Saleh Bin Otash/Saudi Arabia, 1975/Yemeni.

Mustafa Abdulkader Aabed Al-Ansari/Saudi Arabia, unknown/Saudi.

Omar Ahmad Omar Al-Hubishi/Saudi Arabia, 1969/Yemeni.

Ammar Abadah Nasser Al-Wa'eli/Yemen, 1977/Yemeni.

Shuhour Abdullah Mukbil Al-Sabri/Saudi Arabia, 1976/Yemeni.

Samir Abduh Sa'id Al-Maktawi/Saudi Arabia, 1968/Yemeni.

Abdulrab Muhammad Muhammad Ali Al-Sayfi/unknown/Yemeni.

Other associates, with no photo available, include the following individuals:

Name/pob, year/nationality

Abu Nasr Al-Tunisi/unknown/unknown (possibly tunisian). Abu Mu'az Al-Jeddawi/unknown/unknown (possibly Saudi). Riyadh Shikawi aka Shakawi/unknown/Yemeni. Amin Saad Muhammad Al-Zumari/Saudi Arabia or Yemen, 1968/Yemeni.

All individuals should be considered extremely dangerous.

The United States government is seeking information regarding the identities and whereabouts of the individuals shown above.

If you have any information concerning these people, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or submit a tip via the FBI tips and public leads form.

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