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Ramzi Ahmed Yousef  
DEFINITION
  • Ramzi Ahmed Yousef (aka Adbul Basit Mahmoud Abdul Karima), the convicted mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was part of one of the most ambitious terrorist conspiracies discovered to date, including a thwarted plot to blow up a dozen U.S. airliners over the Pacific Ocean. While New York City struggled to piece together what happened on February 26, 1993, when a truck bomb exploded in an underground garage in the World Trade Center, Yousef, the man who had orchestrated the plot, was bound for Pakistan. [Source: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Yousef, Ramzi Ahmed (1968–)]
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