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This article's subject relates to Season 4 of 24.

Sabir Ardakani was a technician working alongside Robert Morrison, and ultimately for Habib Marwan, during Day 4. He and Morrison were responsible for hacking and activating a stolen nuclear warhead and firing it towards Los Angeles via a rocket.

Before Day 4[]

While studying at Berkeley Tech, Sabir met Nabilla Al-Jamil and the two became a couple.

Day 4[]

Sabir was part of Marwan's terrorist group which destroyed a U.S. government weapons convoy traveling from Illinois to Jefferson City, Iowa. He stole a nuclear warhead from the wreckage and drove it to rendezvous with Robert Morrison, who would then load it into a missile after Sabir had programmed the warhead.

Sabir's girlfriend, Nabilla Al-Jamil, was critical in uncovering his terrorist connections: she reported a decrypted file on his computer that described a chip used in a specific nuclear warhead. He attempted to cover for his suspicious activities at first by telling Nabilla that he was away on a business conference. Eventually, Robert Morrison ordered a hitman to silence Nabilla, but the attempt was unsuccessful.

Using information sent earlier from Marwan associate Lee Jong, Sabir activated the stolen nuclear warhead, and by 4:00am Morrison had launched the missile. Hours later, it was shot down by the Air Force moments before it had hit its target, Los Angeles.

Background information and notes[]

  • When Sabir tells Nabilla that he is not a violent man, she replies by saying "I know your politics"; given the context, it seems that Sabir had political grievances against American foreign policy.
  • Whether Sabir, Robert, or any of the other men stationed at the Iowa location faced justice was not mentioned in the show, as none of them appear or are mentioned after Day 4: 3:00am-4:00am. CTU did expose at least Sabir's terrorist activities, however, so if he was not captured, he remained a wanted fugitive. Sabir was not mentioned or seen in 3:00am-4:00am, unlike Morrison.

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