EXCLUSIVE: Details of ISIS fighter's Minneapolis airport security clearance

09/03/14: The man who came to be known as Abdirahmaan Muhumed and died fighting alongside ISIS in Syria spent 10 years working at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport -- and had a lot of access.

Fox 9 News has obtained more information on the Minneapolis airport work history of a Minnesota man killed while fighting for ISIS in Syria. Abdirahmaan Muhumed – known to airport officials as Abdifatah Ahmed – worked as both a fueler and a cleaner between November 2001 and May 2011.

Law enforcement sources confirm to Fox 9 that Abdifatah Ahmed and Abdirahmaan Muhumed are the same person.

According to the Metropolitan Airports Commission, Ahmed held a Secure Identification Display Area (SIDA) security badge intermittently between November 2001 and October 2010 to perform work as a fueler for ASIG, later known as Servisair. Ahmed was again issued a SIDA badge in November 2010 to work as a cleaner for Delta Global Services. Delta Air Lines switched its aircraft cleaner services at MSP Airport from Delta Global Services to Airserve earlier this year.

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS fighter worked at Minneapolis airport

These jobs gave Ahmed security clearance at the airport, access to the tarmac and access to planes. He has not held a security badge to work at MSP Airport since May 2011.

It remains unclear when exactly Abdirahmaan Muhumed, a.k.a. Abdifatah Ahmed, left the Twin Cities to fight with ISIS. He died in the same battle as Douglas McCain, who was also from Minnesota. Authorities estimate that as many as 15 men and one woman have left the Twin Cities to fight with ISIS.

Download the FOX 9 App Now App Store Get it on Google Play

  • Popular

  • Recent

Infinite Story