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Cablegate: Visas Viper Submission

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS MADRID 004109

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
(DARKANZANLI, MAMOUN)
SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER SUBMISSION

1. POST WISHES TO SUBMIT AND/OR UPDATE THE FOLLOWING
NAME AND INFORMATION TO CLASS IN ACCORDANCE WITH VIPER
PROCEDURES:

2. DAILY "EL PAIS" OF OCT. 16, 2004 REPORTED THAT THE
GERMAN POLICE ARRESTED ON OCT. 15, 2004 IN HAMBURG, THE
ALLEGED AL QAEDA MEMBER IN EUROPE MAMOUN DARKAZANLI,
ALIAS: ABU ILYAS AND ABU ALLOH. THE ARREST TOOK PLACE
IN CONSEQUENCE OF AN INTERNATIONAL WARRANT OF ARREST
ISSUED BY THE SPANISH NATIONAL COURT JUDGE BALTASAR
GARZON, IN CHARGE OF THE INVESTIGATION ON AL QAEDA
NETWORK IN SPAIN. DARKAZANLI WAS ACCUSED OF MEMBERSHIP
IN A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION AND INCLUDED IN THE
INDICTMENT ON AL QAEDA NETWORK IN SPAIN ON SEPTEMBER
2003. ACCORDING TO THE INDICTMENT'S SUMMARY,
DARKAZANLI WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF IMAD EDDIN BARAKAT
YARKAS, ALIAS "ABU DAHDAH" LEADER OF THE AL QAEDA CELL
IN SPAIN, AND PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE
ORGANIZATION'S LOGISTICS AND FINANCING NETWORK IN
EUROPE. HE ALSO MAINTAINED A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH
SOME OF THE SEPT. 11TH PERPETRATORS. HE APPEARS WITH
SOME OF THEM IN A VIDEO TAPE OF THE WEDDING OF SAID
BAHAJI, WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE ATTACKS. IN 1993
DARKAZANLI PARTICIPATED IN THE PURCHASE OF A DEUTSCHE
MARK 760,000 SHIPPING BOAT FOR THE ORGANIZATION. THE
BOAT SANK IN THE OMAN SEA IN 2001.

3. NAME: DARKAZANLI, MAMOUN

- ALIAS: "ABU ILYAS" AND "ABU ALLOH"
- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: AUG. 4, 1958, DAMASCUS, SYRIA
- NATURALIZED GERMAN CITIZEN
- RESIDENT OF HAMBURG, GERMANY
- CLASS: POSITIVE

ARGYROS

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