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Yazid Sufaat

Yazid Sufaat (born 20 January 1964) was a member of Jemaah Islamiyah who developed anthrax for use as a bio-weapon by al-Qaeda.

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Yazid Sufaat was born on 20 January 1964 in Johor, Malaysia, and in 1987 he graduated from California State University in Sacramento, United States with a degree in biochemistry. He served as a medical technician in the Malaysian Army with the rank of Captain, and in 1993 he set up a pathology laboratory called Green Laboratory Medicine with the goal of weaponizing anthrax for biowarfare by al-Qaeda. Sufaat was involved in 9/11, housing Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, and he conspired with Fathur Rahman al-Ghozi to launch a series of bombings in Singapore against foreign embassies. He was arrested and released in Malaysia in April 2007-10 December 2008 and again in early 2013 for terrorist activities.

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