- The Washington Times - Friday, September 14, 2001


The Justice Department today released the names of the 19 hijackers involved in Tuesday's devastating attacks as investigators sought their collaborators in an effort to avert further terrorism.

Many of the 19 were believed to have had pilot's training.

Many had lived in Florida. Others were listed as living in New Jersey, California, Massachusetts and Arizona. All had Middle Eastern names.

Among them was Mohamed Atta, 33, of Hollywood and Coral Springs, Fla., identified by German authorities as being tied to an Islamic fundamentalist group that planned attacks on American targets. The Justice Department said Atta was aboard American Airlines Flight 11 that took off from Boston's Logan Airport and crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

The Justice Department had originally said there were 18 hijackers, but there were five hijackers instead of four on American Airlines Flight 77, which hit the Pentagon.

Besides Atta, the hijackers who were believed to be pilots were:

Hani Hajour, who was on the flight that crashed into the Pentagon.

Two other hijackers from one of the Boston flights, Wail Alshehri and Abdulaziz Alomari.

Marwan Al-Shehhi who was on United Flight 175 out of Boston, which crashed into the south tower of the Trade Center.

Ziad Jarrahi, who flew on United Flight 93 out of Newark, N.J., which crashed in a field 80 miles from Pittsburgh.

The FBI did not identify the hijackers' native countries. One, Satam Al Suqami, was listed as having his last known address in the United Arab Emirates.

The FBI released no information on one hijacker, Majed Moqed, who flew on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon.

The FBI asked that anyone who has any information about the hijackers call 1-866-483-5137.

Twelve of the hijackers were listed as having lived in Florida, including half a dozen in Delray Beach.

Three were said to have lived in California and two hijackers with the same last name were listed as having lived in Fort Lee, N.J. Nawaq Alhamzi and Salem Alhamzi.

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