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FBI Warns of Potential Tuesday Attack

Tuesday, 12 February 2002 12:00 AM

Fawaz Yahya Al-Rabeei, 23, a Yemini man born in Saudi Arabia, may be involved in the attack, said an FBI statement released Monday night. An additional 16 men in their 20s and early 30s from Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia were named as associates of Al-Rabeei's in the statement.

A law enforcement official, who declined to be named, said photographs of the men would be added to the FBI's Web site later (fbi.gov). The official declined to say where the photos came from or what other information federal investigators have about the men.

Al-Rabeei's current whereabouts and physical description are unknown to investigators, the FBI statement said.

Information on the men came from interviews of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Some 220 Al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners have been transferred to a U.S. military base there in recent weeks.

"We have been made aware of a possible threat," said Officer Tony O'Leary, a spokesman for the Washington D.C. metropolitan police department. He declined to say what type of threat police were preparing for.

Some 17 sailors were killed and more than 34 injured in a terrorist bombing on the USS Cole while it was refueling in Aden, Yemen Oct. 12, 2000.

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