Cablegate: Visas Viper for August 2008 Reporting Period
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INFO RUEHRB/AMEMBASSY RABAT 8398
UNCLAS CASABLANCA 000172
DEPARTMENT FOR INR/TIPOFF AND CA/VO/L/C
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CVIS KVPR CMGT PINR PTER ASEC MO
SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER FOR AUGUST 2008 REPORTING PERIOD
REF: Casablanca 00144
1. Members of the Embassy Rabat and Consulate General Casablanca
joint Visas Viper Committee met September 8, 2008. The meeting was
chaired by DCM, with CG, RAO, LEGATT, CONS, DHS, DAO, RSO, POL, ECON
and PD in attendance.
2. An additional six names were provided for the network that
recruits volunteers on behalf of Al Qaeda in Iraq and Algeria (see
reftel). All are Moroccan nationals.
AYYAD, Abdelali, born 1985 in Douar Asafourat, Chefchaouen.
EL BOUZRADI, Bouchta, born 1987 in Chefchaouen.
EL HADDADI, Omar, born 1986 in Taounate.
FARAH, Jamal, born 1976 in Nador.
JAMII, Rachid, born 1990 in Ammouzer.
SRHIRI, Nasreddin, born 15-APR-1974 in Casablanca.
3. The following 15 individuals were detained by Moroccan
authorities in July or August of 2008 in connection with the
disruption of an alleged terrorist cell referred to by the Moroccan
authorities as Fath al-Andalus. All are Moroccan nationals.
AAIDOUN, Mohamed, born 01-MAR-1979 in Tetouan. Holder of expired
AFOULLOUS, Mohamed, born 1986.
AIT ABD, Lahcen, born 10-FEB-1981 in Agadir. Holder of expired
AIT LAHOUCINE, Mustapha, born 19-MAY-1983 in Bensergao (Agadir).
BEN LAMARA, Abdelmoula, born 1976. Holder of expired passport
M109055. Appears to be the brother of Ismail Ben Lamara.
BEN LAMARA, Ismail, born 24-OCT-1982 in Laayoune.
BOULHANNA, Mohamed born 21-AUG-1984 in Agadir.
El-AOUFI, Abderrahim, born 30-APR-1988 in Tangier.
EZZITOUNI, Redouane, born 09-JUL-1981 in Youssoufia, Safi Province.
Holder of expired passport N47855.
HARAM, Abdelaziz, born 09-NOV-1983 in Casablanca. Holder of
JMEL, Rachid, born 08-JUN-1979.
KADDAR, Khalid, born 21-JUL-1979 in Oujda. Holder of expired
MERKADOU, Mouhcine, born 25-DEC-1987 in Tetouan. Holder of passport
ZAAIMI, Kamal, born 25-AUG-1975. Holder of passport P530252.
ZERBANI, Rachid, born 02-AUG-1978 in Taddart.
3. The Mission's Visas Viper Coordinator is Consular Chief Miguel