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'It Was In Our Backyard’: Alabama Terrorist Camp Report Shocks Macon County

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AL.com

By Mike Cason  and Carol Robinson

An Alabama State Trooper was called to the scene on Dec. 13, 2017 when a vehicle overturned in Chilton County.

The driver, Siraj Wahhaj, was with an adult and seven children and said they were going from Georgia to New Mexico for a camping trip, according to news reports at the time.

The trooper’s report said he found no camping equipment but noted Wahhaj had five guns, a bag of ammunition and a bulletproof vest.

“Mr. Wahhaj seemed to be very concerned about his weapons and stated several times that they were his property and that he owned them legally,” according to the report, shared by CBS News.

It was the last time one of those children -- Wahhaj’s 3-year-old son Abdul-ghani Wahhaj -- was seen alive.

Read more: https://www.al.com/news/2019/05/it-was-in-our-backyard-alabama-terrorist-camp-report-shocks-macon-county.html