Al-Damazin Farms

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The Al-Damazin Farms, about 300 miles (480 km) south-east of Khartoum, Sudan, was an "enormous" farm owned and run by Osama bin Laden.[1][2][3]

Bin Laden received the land on which the farms were based in payment by the Sudanese government for construction work he had performed.[3] The farms employed thousands of people.[4] On the farms he raised cow, cattle, and horses and grew white corn, sesame, soybeans, sorghum, and peanuts.[5][3][6]

Mohamed Zeki Mahjoub was hired by bin Laden to, between February 1992 and May 1993, supervise 4,000 employees at the Farms.[7]

Al-Qaeda held "refresh courses" in small arms and explosives on the farms.[2][6][8][9]


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