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Cholo Abdi Abdullah

December 17, 2020 Extremists

Born: 1990;


Place of Birth: Kenya;


Gender: Male;


Nationality: Kenyan;


General Info:
Cholo Abdi Abdullah was charged for trying to stage a 9/11-style attack on the United States on behalf of the al-Shabaab terrorist organization.

Abdullah was arrested in the Philippines in 2019, was transferred to U.S. custody on charges he conspired to hijack an aircraft and slam it into a building.

Abdullah got flight training in the Philippines between 2017 and 2019 and obtained a pilot’s license in preparation for an attack.

During that time, authorities said in a news release, Abdullah researched the means and methods to hijack a commercial airliner, including how to breach a cockpit door and information about the tallest building in a major U.S. city.

Abdullah started planning the attack in 2016 under the direction of an al-Shabaab commander who was also involved in planning a deadly attack in 2019 on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

He faces a mandatory minimum 20 years in prison if convicted.

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