Raed Hijazi

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Raed Hijazi
Born California[1]
Citizenship American
Penalty Sentenced to death

Born in California,[1] Raed Hijazi was one of four men, along with Mohamad Elzahabi, Nabil al-Marabh and Bassam Kanj, who met each other at the Khalden training camp during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Although the four men each went their separate ways following the war, in 1998 they were all working as cab drivers in Boston, Massachusetts, the first three of them all working for the same company.[2][3]

He was roommates with Nabil al-Marabh for at least two months in Boston while they both worked as cab drivers.[4][5]

He was convicted in Jordan of planning attacks on or near January 1, 2000 (the date of the new millennium) within the country.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 El Paso Times, "Suspected operative for al-Qaida held at center in El Paso", December 31, 2008
  2. Kurkjian, Stephen. Boston Globe, "FBI probes sleeper cell possibility", June 27, 2004
  3. Kurkjian, Stephen. Boston Globe, "Terrorism probe tracks ex-cabdrivers", February 5, 2001
  4. ABC News, "Chicago's Ties to Terrorism", January 31, 2002
  5. Fainaru, Steve. Washington Post, "Sept. 11 detainee is ordered deported", September 4, 2002