Al Qaeda Manual, Part 14
a. In order to avoid repeated transporting, suitable storage places should be selected. In case the materials are bombs or detonators, they should be protected from extreme heat and humidity.
b. Explosive materials and detonators should be separated and stored apart from each other.
c. Caution should be exercised when putting detonators in the arsenal.
d. Lubricating the weapons and placing them in wooden or plastic crates. The ammunition should be treated likewise. When selecting an arsenal, consider the following:
1. The arsenal should not be in well-protected areas, or close to parks or public places.
2. The arsenal should not be in a “no-man’s-land.
3 . The arsenal should not be in an apartment previously used for suspicious activities and often frequented by security personnel.
4. The arsenal should not be a room that is constantly used and cannot be given up by family members who do not know the nature of the father or husband’s work.
5. The apartment selected as an arsenal should be owned by the Organization or rented on a long-term basis.
6. The brother responsible for storage should not visit the arsenal frequently, nor toy with the weapons.
7. The arsenal keeper should record in a book all weapons, explosive materials, and ammunition. That book should be coded and well secured.
8 . Only the arsenal keeper and the commander should know the location of the arsenal.
9 . It is necessary to prepare alternative arsenals and not leave any leads in the original arsenals to the alternative ones.
Defining Members Safety: This is a set of measures taken by members who perform undercover missions in order to prevent the enemies from getting to them. It is necessary for any party that adopts Jihad work and has many members to subdivide its members into three groups, each of which has its own security measures. The three groups are:
1. The overt member,
2. The covert member,
3. The commander
Measures that Should be Taken by the Overt Member:
1. He should not be curious and inquisitive about matters that do not concern him.
2. He should not be chatty and talkative about everything he knows or hears.
3. He should not carry on him the names and addresses of those members he knows. If he has to, he should keep them safe.
4. During times of security concerns and arrest campaigns and especially if his appearance is Islamic, he should reduce his visits to the areas of trouble and remain at home instead.
5. When conversing on the telephone, he should not talk about any information that might be of use to the enemy.
6. When sending letters, he should not mention any information that might be of use to the enemy. When receiving letters, he should burn them immediately after reading them and pour water on them to prevent
the enemy from reading them. Further, he should destroy any traces of fire so the enemy would not find out that something was burned.
Measures that Should be Taken by the Undercover Member:
In addition to the above measures, the member should...
1. Not reveal his true name to the Organization’s members who are working with him, nor to the [Islamic] Da’wa [Call].
2 . Have a general appearance that does not indicate Islamic orientation (beard,toothpick, book, [long] shirt, small Koran).