|05DJIBOUTI1028||2005-10-13 13:37:00||SECRET//NOFORN||Embassy Djibouti|
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1. (S/NF) Summary - On 10/13/2005 RSO and ARSO interviewed a
Walk-in claiming to have information relating to terrorism.
The Walk-in provided RSO with information regarding a
terrorist camp located in Somalia. Details of the interview
were discussed with ORA and the Walk-in was turned over to
ORCA personnel for further development. Information provided
by the Walk-in was viable, but requires further scrutiny.
RSO will continue to work closely with ORCA personnel to
review any information provided by the Walk-in in the future.
- End Summary
2. (S/NF) On 10/13/2005 at approximately 1000 RSO was
contacted by telephone by a Mr. Mukhtar Mohamed Abdirahman
who reported that he had information he wanted to pass to the
U.S. RSO requested a meeting with the subject at the Embassy
at 1200. Subject arrived at approximately 1150 and was
thoroughly screened by local security and then escorted to a
secure area on the compound by the RSO. RSO and ARSO
proceeded to interview the individual with the following bio
data obtained from his Somali Passport #A0913942:
(S/NF) Name: Mukhtar Mohamed Abdirahman
DPOB: 04/15/1978, Dammam, Somalia
Approx. H/W: 1.85 Meters, 80 Kg.
Contact Info: 002522411113, Hargeisa
Languages: Excellent working knowledge of English, Somali,
3. (S/NF) Subject stated that he wanted to provide the USG
with important information about terrorist activity occurring
within the country of Somalia. Subject stated that a few
months back he attempted to pass information to a Jonathan
Toler who he claims was in Hargeisa with an American
delegation. Subject also said that Mr. Toler was an U.S.
Embassy security officer assigned to the American Embassy
Nairobi. Subject stated he did not tell Jonathan anything,
and he just wanted to work with him. Jonathan may have
thought the subject was just another Somali looking for a
hand-out. Subject stated that he had no specific threat
information to American personnel or facilities in Djibouti.
RSO found the subject to be mentally sound, lucid and
coherent. At this time the RSO concluded the preliminary
interview and subsequently introduced the subject to ORCA
personnel at which time ORCA took over the interview process.
ORCA is evaluating subject's information and RSO will work
closely with ORCA personnel to follow up on any contacts made
by subject. COS will forward information gleaned through
ORCA channels. RSO requests the Department and Info Post to
conduct a name check on above listed individual to determine
any correlating factors.
4. (U) POC is RSO Gary Stoner at 253-35-39-95 or via
classified email stonergm@state. sgov.gov.