Al Qaeda Manual, Part 13
First Stage: Prior to Purchase–
Second Stage: Purchasing–
Third Stage: Transport–
Fourth Stage: Storage.
. Prior to Purchase Stage: It is necessary to take the following measures:
a. In-depth knowledge of the place where weapons will be purchased, together with its entrances and exits.
b. Verifying there are no informants or security personnel at the place where purchasing will take place.
c. The place should be far from police stations and government establishments.
d. Not proceeding to the purchasing place directly by the main road, but on secondary streets.
e. Performing the exercises to detect the surveillance.
f. One’s appearance and clothing should be appropriate for the place where purchasing will take place.
g. The purchasing place should not be situated in such a way that the seller and buyer can be seen from another location. To the contrary, the purchasing place should be such that the seller and buyer can see the surrounding area.
h. Determining a suitable cover for being in that place.
i. The place should not be crowded because that would facilitate the police hiding among people, monitoring the arms receiving, and consequently arresting the brother purchasing.
j . In case one of the parties is unable to arrive, it is essential to prearrange an alternativeplace and time with the seller.
k. Selecting a time suitable for the purchase so that it does not raise suspicion.
l. Prior to purchasing, the seller should be tested to ensure that he is not an agent of the security apparatus. m. Preparing a place for storage prior to purchasing.
2. The Purchase Stage:
a . Verifying that the weapons are in working condition.
b. Not paying the seller the price for the weapons before viewing, inspecting, and testing them.
c. Not telling the seller about the mission for which the weapons are being purchased.
d. Extreme caution should be used during the purchasing operation in the event of any unnatural behavior by the seller or those around you.
e. Not lengthening the time spent with the seller. It is important to depart immediately after purchasing the weapons.
3. The Transport Stage:
a. Avoid main roads where check points are common.
b. Choose a suitable time for transporting the weapons.
c. Observers should proceed on the road ahead of the transportation vehicle for early warning in case of an emergency.
d. Not proceeding directly to the storage place until after verifying there is no surveillance.
e. During the transport stage, weapons should be hidden in a way that they are inconspicuous and difficult to find.
f. The route for transporting the weapons should be determined very carefully.
g . Verifying the legality of the vehicle, performing its maintenance, checking its gasoline and water levels, etc.
h. Driving the car normally in order to prevent accidents.
4. The Storage Stage: