Abu Bara al Yemeni

Abu Bara al Yemeni
Other names
  • Zuhail Abdo Anam Said al Sharabi
  • Abu al Bara al Taizi
  • Abu Bara al-Taizi
  • Abu Suhaib al Taize
  • Suhail Shurabi
  • Barakat
Known forWas originally to have been one of the hijackers in the September 11 attacks

According to the 9-11 Commission Report, Abu Bara al Yemeni was a citizen of Yemen who was slated to participate in al Qaeda's attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.[1][2][3][4][5] Abu Bara al Yemeni did not end up participating in the 9-11 attacks because he was not able to get a visa to travel to the United States.

In April 2011, the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks published formerly secret Joint Task Force Guantanamo detainee assessments.[6][7] The assessment for Abd al-Rahman Abdu Abu Aghayth Sulayman listed his stay in a Kandahar guesthouse operated by Abu Suhaib al Taize, as a justification for his detention.[8] The assessment said Abu Suhaib al Taize was an alias for Abu Bara al-Taizi, whose real name was Zuhail Abdo Anam Said al Sharabi.


  1. ^ "Al Qaeda Aims at the American Heartland: The plan evolves". 9-11 Commission. July 22, 2004. p. 172. Retrieved 2008-01-20. Bin Ladin also soon selected four individuals to serve as suicide operatives: Khalid al Mihdhar, Nawaf al Hazmi, Khallad, and Abu Bara al Yemeni.
  2. ^ "Al Qaeda Aims at the American Heartland: The plan evolves". 9-11 Commission. July 22, 2004. p. 173. Retrieved 2008-01-20. Travel issues thus played a part in al Qaeda’s operational planning from the very start. During the spring and summer of 1999, KSM realized that Khallad and Abu Bara, both of whom were Yemenis, would not be able to obtain U.S. visas as easily as Saudi operatives like Mihdhar and Hazmi.
  3. ^ "9-11 Commission Report: Appendix". 9-11 Commission. July 22, 2004. p. 451. Retrieved 2008-01-20. Abu Bara al Yemeni (a.k.a. Abu al Bara al Ta’izi, Suhail Shurabi, and Barakat) Yemeni; potential suicide bomber in original 9/11 plot
  4. ^ "9-11 Commission Report: Notes to Chapter 5". 9-11 Commission. July 22, 2004. p. 509. Retrieved 2008-01-20. For the four individuals, see Intelligence report, interrogation of KSM, Aug. 18, 2003. Abu Bara al Yemeni is also known by the names Abu al Bara al Taizi, Suhail Shurabi, and Barakat.
  5. ^ Alex Strick Van Linschoten; Felix Kuehn (2012). An Enemy We Created: The Myth of the Taliban-Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan. Oxford University Press. pp. 211, 440, 537. ISBN 9780199927319. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  6. ^ Christopher Hope; Robert Winnett; Holly Watt; Heidi Blake (2011-04-27). "WikiLeaks: Guantanamo Bay terrorist secrets revealed -- Guantanamo Bay has been used to incarcerate dozens of terrorists who have admitted plotting terrifying attacks against the West – while imprisoning more than 150 totally innocent people, top-secret files disclose". The Telegraph (UK). Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-07-13. The Daily Telegraph, along with other newspapers including The Washington Post, today exposes America’s own analysis of almost ten years of controversial interrogations on the world’s most dangerous terrorists. This newspaper has been shown thousands of pages of top-secret files obtained by the WikiLeaks website.
  7. ^ "WikiLeaks: The Guantánamo files database". The Telegraph (UK). 2011-04-27. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
  8. ^ David M. Thomas Jr. (2009-08-26). "Recommendation for Continued Detention Under DoD Control (CD) for Guantanamo Detainee, ISN US9AG" (PDF). Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Retrieved 2013-01-09. Al Qaida operative Ramzi Bin al-Shibh, ISN US9YM-010013DP (YM-10013), and Abu Jandal, a trusted senior associate of UBL, stated Abu Suhaib al Taize operated the Kandahar Guesthouse, while Abu al-Khulud al-Yemeni was in charge of public relations and "instructions". (Analyst Note: Abu al Bara, aka (Abu Suhaib), is assessed to be Zuhail Abdo Anam Said al Sharabi, aka (Abu Bara al-Taizi), ISN US9YM-000569DP (YM-569). Media related to File:ISN 223's Guantanamo detainee assessment.pdf at Wikimedia Commons

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