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An American Passport Found In Al Qaeda Camp In Syria

 

 

If you are an American citizen named Amiir Farouk Ibrahim and you’re fighting with al-Qaeda linked rebels in northern Syria, your passport has been found.

Among documents recovered in northern Syria by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was a passport issued by the United States, belonging to the 32-year-old, who has dual citizenship between the United States and Egypt.

 

He was born in Pennsylvania, and his passport was issued in 2012.

 

He is not the first American to be linked with the Syrian rebellion. Back in May, a Michigan woman was killed while fighting alongside rebel forces.

 

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Al-Qaida connection: Foreign passports linked to attacks on west recovered

 

 

Passports of al-Qaida suspects

Passport of Said Bahaji, a German national suspected of involvement in the 11 September 2001 attacks, discovered by the Pakistani army during operations in South Waziristan. Photograph: Declan Walsh

 

Pakistani troops sweeping through the mountains of South Waziristan have discovered startling evidence that appears to show a direct link between the lawless tribal belt and al-Qaida attacks in America and Europe.

Last week soldiers raiding Taliban compounds in Shelwasti village, on the edge of the Mehsud tribal territory, recovered a passport in the name of Said Bahaji, a German national accused of being part of the Hamburg cell that coordinated the September 11 2001 attacks.

They also found a Spanish passport in the name of Raquel Burgos García, whose Moroccan husband, Amer Azizi, is accused of playing a role in the Madrid train bombings of 2004.

The passports were shown to journalists as they visited frontline positions of the army attack on the Taliban. It was not possible to verify the authenticity of the passports with German or Spanish authorities, but the dates on the documents tally with known information about their holders’ last movements.

Bahaji’s passport was issued on August 3 2001. A day later he obtained a 90-day tourist visa for Pakistan and arrived in the country, via Karachi, on 4 September, a week before the attacks on New York and Washington.

Burgos’s Spanish passport was accompanied by a Moroccan identity card that corresponds with a spell she spent in that country before disappearing in 2001.

 

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