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Cablegate: Visas Viper Submission

Published: Mon 20 Dec 2004 04:31 PM
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UNCLAS MADRID 004776
SIPDIS
VISAS VIPER
DEPT FOR CA/VO/L/C AND INR/IC/TIPOFF
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CVIS KVPR PTER ASEC CMGT PINR PREL EL
HASKI, HASSAN ET AL)
SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER SUBMISSION
1. POST WISHES TO SUBMIT AND/OR UPDATE THE FOLLOWING
NAMES AND INFORMATION IN CLASS IN ACCORDANCE WITH VIPER
PROCEDURES:
2. SPANISH DALY PRESS OF DEC. 18, 2004 REPORTED THAT
TWO OF THE SPANISH NATIONAL COURT JUDGES ORDERED THE
ARREST OF THE FOLLOWING FOUR EXTREMISTS BASED IN
LANZAROTE, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN. THE ARRESTED ARE
MEMBERS OF THE MOROCCAN ISLAMIC COMBATANT GROUP LINKED
TO THE SALAFIST JIHADIA MOVEMENT, ALSO LINKED TO AL
QAEDA. ONE OF THE SUSPECTS IS ALSO WANTED FOR HIS
SUSPECTED PARTICIPATION IN THE MADRID TRAIN ATTACKS OF
11 MARCH 2004. SPANISH POLICE BELIEVE THEY WERE
ESTABLISHING A LOGISTICS BASE IN LANZAROTE. SOME OF
THE ARRESTED HAD TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY IN EUROPE AND
HAD AVOIDED RECENT DETENTIONS IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM.
3. NAME: EL HASKI, HASSAN
- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: 41 YEARS OLD, GUELMIN, MOROCCO
- CLASS: POSITIVE
- CONSIDERED THE LEADER OF THE CELL. EL HASKI WAS
ALSO BEING INVESTIGATED FOR HIS SUSPECTED PARTICIPATION
IN THE MARCH 11TH TRAIN ATTACKS IN MADRID.
4. NAME: MOURIB, ABDALLAH
- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: 36 YEARS OLD, AGADIR, MOROCCO
- CLASS: NEGATIVE
- IMAM OF A MOSQUE IN PUERTO DE EL CARMEN,
LANZAROTE, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN
5. NAME: FAHIMI, ALI
- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: 31 YEARS OLD, TAN TAN, SAHARA
- NATIONALITY: MOROCCAN
- CLASS: NEGATIVE (SAME NAME POSITIVE UNDER DPOB
UNKNOWN, LIBYA)
6. NAME: EL HAMMOUCHI, BRAHIM ATIA
- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: 40 YEARS OLD, MOROCCO
- CLASS: NEGATIVE
MANZANARES
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