Target package prepared by the NSA prior to the capture of Muhammad Tahir Shahzad in January 2011

This 2011 PowerPoint details the plan to capture al-Qaeda facilitator Muhammad Tahir Shahzad. The document excerpted here draws on a series of intercepts from Shahzad's various e-mail accounts and associates' e-mail accounts to pinpoint his location and activities in Pakistan's Waziristan region. He and Umar Patek, a suspect in the 2002 bombing on the Indonesian island of Bali, were captured in Abbottabad the day after this presentation was finalized. In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are

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REAL NAME: Muhammad Tahir Shahxad
ALIAS: Abu Hamxa, Saif, ?Hamsa from Haribour?
USA, ISAF. 25-28

POSITION: AL- IDA EXTERNAL

GLDBAL MUIAHIDIN MENTDR, AND PAKISTAN IED
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GROUP ASSDCIATIDNS: Al-Qa? ida Laskhar e-
Teywiba and Taliban

DDRESS: Pakistan


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Muhammad Tahir Shahsad, aka Abu-Hamsa, user of
?is Pakistan-based extremist involved
in terrorist and foreign fighter recruiting AFFAK IED
building, training, and planning, and external
operations coordination

. Abu-Hamsa acted as an
intermediary between AQ and Indonesia-based
extremist groupsjemaah Islamiyah
Ansharut Tauhid members, and was
responsible for facilitating the meeting between

member?and AQSL figure

been

identified in their involvementwith the Abdul Samad

IED networkin lChaman, PK
where Hamsa is reported to play
an active ro intraining commanders in explosives
Recently, Abu-Hamsa received

fugitive Bali bombing suspect Umar Fatek and
mediated his travel to Wasiristan to meet with senior

leadership and is coordinating

the travel and training oftwo members ofa France-

based extremist cell to Pakistan?

. Abu-Hamsa? activities are currently being

monitored
?for his widespread contacts and

concurrent activities with elements ofAQ, Taliban,
II, and others.

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