PREFERRED TERM
Ahmed Ressam  
DEFINITION
  • Ahmed Ressam, an Algerian terrorist, was captured at the U.S.-Canadian border on New Year's Eve 1999. He was on his way to blow up Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), a plan that came to be known as the “Y2K plot,” or the “Millennium plot.” Since his capture, Ressam, hoping to reduce his prison sentence, has provided key testimony against others in the Y2K plot, as well as Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, al Qaeda, and its training camps. [Source: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Ressam, Ahmed (1967–)]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/Ahmed_Ressam
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