NEW YORK — A former Army sergeant accused of conspiring with terrorists to murder Americans helped move Osama bin Laden from Pakistan to Sudan and trained members of his terrorist organization, according to newly unsealed court documents.
The FBI complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan suggested there was a close relationship between Ali Mohamed, 46, a native of Egypt, and Bin Laden, the suspected mastermind of the Aug. 7 bombings of U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The complaint alleged that Mohamed was telling the FBI as early as 1993 about Bin Laden, who is also charged in the broad conspiracy case stemming from the bombings that killed 225 people.
Mohamed trained members of Bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist organization and helped move Bin Laden from Pakistan to Sudan in 1991, according to the FBI complaint signed by Special Agent Daniel Coleman.
"Mohamed stated that he did this because he loved Bin Laden and believed in him," the complaint said. It also said Mohamed admitted he had trained people in war zones.
Before leaving the Army in 1989, Mohamed taught special forces troops about Muslim culture.