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FBI statement

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The FBI issued the following statement on its web site on Monday, February 11: --

"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.

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

Below are known associates of al-Rabeei.

Currently, no physical descriptors are known.

Issam Ahmad Dibwan al-Makhlafi, Aka Akrama Born: Saudi Arabia, 1977 Nationality: Yemeni.

Ahmad al-Akhader Nasser Albidani Born: Yemen, 1977 Nationality: Yemeni.

Alyan Muhammad Ali al-Wa'eli Born: Yemen, 1970 Nationality: Yemeni.

Bashir Ali Nasser al-Sharari Born: Yemen, 1970 Nationality: Yemeni.

Bassam Abdullah Bin Bushar al-Nahdi Born: Saudi Arabia, 1976 Nationality: Yemeni.

Abdulaziz Muhammad Saleh Bin Otash Born: Saudi Arabia, 1975 Nationality: Yemeni.

Mustafa Abdulkader Aabed al-Ansari Born: Saudi Arabia, Unknown Nationality: Saudi.

Omar Ahmad Omar al-Hubishi Born: Saudi Arabia, 1969 Nationality: Yemeni.

Ammar Abadah Nasser al-Wa'eli Born: Yemen, 1977 Nationality: Yemeni.

Shuhour Abdullah Mukbil al-Sabri Born: Saudi Arabia, 1976 Nationality: Yemeni.

Samir Abduh Sa'id al-Maktawi Born: Saudi Arabia, 1968 Nationality: Yemeni.

Abdulrab Muhammad Muhammad Ali al-Sayfi Born: Unknown Nationality: Yemeni.

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

Abu Nasr al-Tunisi Born: Unknown Nationality: Unknown (Possibly Tunisian)

Abu Mu'az al-Jeddawi Born: Unknown Nationality: Unknown (Possibly Saudi)

Riyadh Shikawi Aka Shakawi Born: Unknown Nationality: Yemeni

Amin Saad Muhammad al-Zumari Born: Saudi Arabia Or Yemen, 1968 Nationality: Yemeni."





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