Ramzi Ahmed Yousef was the chief planner and man in charge of the W.T.C. attack. He spent several years at Al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan and a bomb-making camp in Pakistan before arriving on U.S. soil (Dwyer, 1995). His uncle is 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Yousef received advice, mentorship and financial support regularly from Mohammed (Dwyer, 1995). It is widely suspected though unconfirmed that the 2001 W.T.C. attacks were derived from plans originally authored by Yousef (Mylroie, 2003). Yousef arrived in the U.S. from Iraq in 1992. Shortly after his arrival he preparing for the attack.
Yousef recruited Abdul Rahman Yasin for his effort. Yasin was born...
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