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Ramzi Yousef Found Guilty of Masterminding 1993 World Trade Center Bombing (1997) Options
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Ramzi Yousef Found Guilty of Masterminding 1993 World Trade Center Bombing (1997)

In 1993, terrorists detonated a car-bomb in an underground garage of the World Trade Center complex in New York City, killing six, injuring more than a thousand, and causing more than $300 million in damage. In all, ten militant Islamist conspirators were convicted of involvement in the bombing, including Yousef, who also bombed an important Shia shrine in Iran in 1994 and later planned a large-scale terrorist scheme that included killing the pope. What alleged 9-11 mastermind is Yousef's uncle? More...
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Ramzi Yousef Found Guilty of Masterminding 1993 World Trade Center Bombing (1997)
In 1993, terrorists detonated a car-bomb in an underground garage of the World Trade Center complex in New York City, killing six, injuring more than a thousand, and causing more than $300 million in damage. In all, ten militant Islamist conspirators were convicted of involvement in the bombing, including Yousef, who also bombed an important Shia shrine in Iran in 1994 and later planned a large-scale terrorist scheme that included killing the pope.
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Ramzi Yousef Found Guilty of Masterminding 1993 World Trade Center Bombing (1997)
In 1993, terrorists detonated a car-bomb in an underground garage of the World Trade Center complex in New York City, killing six, injuring more than a thousand, and causing more than $300 million in damage. In all, ten militant Islamist conspirators were convicted of involvement in the bombing, including Yousef, who also bombed an important Shia shrine in Iran in 1994 and later planned a large-scale terrorist scheme that included killing the pope.
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Ramzi Yousef Found Guilty of Masterminding 1993 World Trade Center Bombing (1997)
In 1993, terrorists detonated a car-bomb in an underground garage of the World Trade Center complex in New York City, killing six, injuring more than a thousand, and causing more than $300 million in damage. In all, ten militant Islamist conspirators were convicted of involvement in the bombing, including Yousef, who also bombed an important Shia shrine in Iran in 1994 and later planned a large-scale terrorist scheme that included killing the pope.
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Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, (born April 27, 1968, Kuwait), Kuwaiti-born militant who masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He was part of some of the most ambitious terrorist conspiracies discovered to date, including a thwarted plot to blow up 11 airliners over the Pacific Ocean.

Born in Kuwait to Pakistani and Palestinian parents, Yousef traveled to the United Kingdom to study electrical engineering and improve his English language skills. He returned to Kuwait after completing his education but left after the Iraqi invasion in 1990, eventually making his way to Afghanistan. There he received training in bomb-making and traveled abroad to work as a recruiter for the nascent al-Qaeda organization. He met with members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in the Philippines in an effort to establish a foothold in the region, and in September 1992 Yousef flew to New York City. There, he made contact with radical Egyptian-born cleric Omar Abdel Rahman, and Yousef gathered the personnel and material that he would need to execute his planned attack on the World Trade Center.

Over the subsequent months, Yousef and his confederates assembled an approximately 1,500-pound (680-kilogram) bomb. They placed it in a rented van, and on February 26, 1993, the bomb was detonated in an underground garage in the World Trade Center. Six people were killed and over 1,000 were injured in the attack, and that evening Yousef was on a flight bound for Pakistan. Yousef’s associates—Mohammad Salameh, Mahmud Abouhalima, Nidal Ayyad, and Ahmad Ajaj—were tried and convicted for their roles in the bombing.
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