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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
 

Date of Al Qaeda's Founding

Rob at Arabic Media Shack recently posted an item to the effect that Al Qaeda wasn't founded until February 1998 and offers as evidence of this assertion the fact that Osama bin Laden never mentioned it publicly until then.

I disagree. First, because absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. And second, because there is no real absence of evidence.

What bin Laden said in public has no particular bearing to whether the group existed or not, especially when there is a wealth of documentary evidence to show that it did. Terrorism is sometimes carried out by overt and well-known groups, but sometimes it's a secret enterprise.

First off, we have the actual minutes of Al Qaeda's founding (in both English and low-quality photocopies), including a preliminary discussion in August 1988 and the first official meeting in September 1988:

8/11/1988 to 9/10/1988 -- Minutes of Al Qaeda founding

These documents were seized by authorities in Bosnia who were searching the offices of an Al Qaeda-linked charity. The documents were provided to INTELWIRE by Motley Rice, the law firm representing the victims of 9/11.

I have reviewed hundreds of additional pages covering Al Qaeda's activities between 1988 and 1992, but these two are sufficient, I think, to show the organization existing under the name "Al Qaeda."

The account contained in these documents was separately confirmed to Lawrence Wright in "The Looming Tower" by the author of these documents, Mohamed Loay Bayazid, one of Al Qaeda's founders.

In addition to the documents and the corroborating testimony by Bayazid, two Al Qaeda informants testified to the same approximate dates during U.S. v. Bin Laden, which is required reading for anyone interested in Al Qaeda's history.

So that's three direct witnesses, plus corroborating documents -- and the two posted here are just the tip of a large iceberg of contemporaneous documents using the name Al Qaeda.

There's no real motivation for any of these witnesses to lie about this particular detail. The date of Al Qaeda's founding isn't pertinent to the charges in U.S. v. Bin Laden, and I see no reason why Bayazid would have lied about this particular item in talking to Wright.

I am not aware of any credibly documented and sourced narrative to suggest any other date. So this material, in addition to being very convincing on the face of it, is not refuted by comparable material.

In addition to these well-known accounts, I've been working on a quixotic quest for some time to figure out when the name "Al Qaeda" first appeared in a U.S. intelligence document. The earliest document discovered by the 9/11 Commission containing the name "Al Qaeda" was 1996. However, in 1992, Ali Mohamed told the FBI that Osama bin Laden was running an organization called "Al Qaeda" (source).

Mohamed's account is the earliest reference I can document. Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA's bin Laden unit, told me in an interview that the CIA first learned the name "Al Kaida" in early 1993, so that came after.

However there might be earlier references still. A former U.S. military officer, who asked not to be identified, told me he had heard the name in Afghanistan in 1991. It's not clear if there is any paperwork to back that claim up, but I have no reason to doubt the source's account.

U.S. v. Bin Laden -- Complete Transcripts

  • Transcript Of Sentencing Hearing [PDF]
  • Khalfan Khamis Mohamed Death Phase Closing Arguments- 07/02/2001 [PDF]
  • Khalfan Khamis Mohamed Death Penalty Phase Opening Arguments [PDF] - 06/19/2001
  • al-'Owhali Death Phase Closing Arguments - 06/05/2001 [PDF]
  • Verdict Form - Part 1 [PDF]
  • Verdict Form - Part 2 [PDF]
  • Superseding Indictment - Part 1 [PDF]
  • Superseding Indictment - Part 2 [PDF]
  • Superseding Indictment - Part 3 [PDF]
  • CNN interview with Osama bin Laden - 02/21/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 05/31/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 05/08/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 05/07/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 05/03/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 05/02/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 05/01/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 04/23/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 03/19/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 03/07/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 02/27/01-02/28/01 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 02/28/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 02/27/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 02/14/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 02/07/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 02/06/2001 [PDF]
  • Trial Transcript - 02/05/2001 [PDF]
  • Indictment [PDF]
  • Jury Questionnaire [PDF]
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    Target: Yemen

    Most of the coverage of Ayman Al Zawahiri's latest video message has focused on his support for Somalia and the Al Shabaab faction (Islamists so hardcore that they have transformed the previously scary Islamic Courts Union into Somalia's "moderate" faction).

    While Zawahiri's discussion of Somalia was the better part of the tape and quite important, his discussion of Yemen in the second part of the tape was extremely alarming. For a while it was fashionable to analyze these tapes for secret code words that would trigger attacks.

    In this video, there's no secret about it. Zawahiri repeatedly called for attacks in Yemen, specifically on U.S. interests in Yemen. There have already been strong signs of trouble in Yemen, and there's a healthy contingent of Al Qaeda terrorists in the country who have sworn loyalty to Osama bin Laden and Ayman Al Zawahiri specifically. The video showed messages of solidarity from released Guantanamo detainee Said Ali al-Shihri and Al Qaeda in Yemen's emir, Nasir al-Wuhayshi.

    The latest video elevates the threat level in Yemen to red plus plus plus.

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    Sunday, February 22, 2009
     

    The Peril of Pakistan

    As if the situation in Pakistan wasn't precarious enough, there are now rumblings that the upcoming Indian elections could push that country into a more confrontational posture with its northwestern neighbor.

    Should India's hawkish Bharatiya Janata Party take power, Pakistan could be caught in a deadly vise, with a forced redeployment of military might to the Indian border and away from the Taliban. The Pakistani Taliban have already demonstrated they have the clout to force a near-complete capitulation from the Pakistani government in the Swat province -- and the Taliban have since consolidated rival factions in North and South Waziristan.

    The situation in Pakistan has almost nowhere to go except further into chaos. Almost any regime change in Pakistan -- with the possible exception of a military coup -- is going to create an intractable problem for U.S. national security, and one that will dwarf both Iraq and Afghanistan in the final analysis.

    It's hard to imagine any outcome that helps either U.S. or regional security interests, and it's far too easy to imagine any number of outcomes that end with a nuclear detonation. History will harshly judge the American failure to anticipate the impending disaster of Pakistan. It was all too predictable -- and it was eminently predictable before the U.S. squandered its resources and alliances on an unnecessary war in Iraq.

    The problem of Pakistan was daunting before Iraq. Now, it's virtually impossible. At this stage, we're left with only a bare hope that some unexpected and improbable miracle can change the playing field before it's too late.

    UPDATE: And less than 12 hours later, here's a punctuation mark on this comment from the always impressive Long War Journal:

    Waziristan Taliban alliance declares support for Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar

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    Tuesday, February 17, 2009
     

    9/11 Commission, FBI Source Documents, Chronological, Jan. 1, 2003 to Dec. 31, 2003

    1/8/2003: FBI Letterhead Memorandum, Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas

    1/8/2003: FBI Letterhead Memorandum, Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas (unredacted)

    1/16/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Derar Mohammed Saleh

    2/4/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Shareef Abdulmuttaleb El-Arbi

    2/4/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Shareef Abdulmuttaleb El-Arbi (less redacted)

    2/4/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Shareef Abdulmuttaleb El-Arbi (different redactions)

    2/2003: FBI Secret Report, "The 11 September Hijacker Cell Model"

    3/19/2003: FBI Information Control Document, ADENBOM

    3/19/2003: FBI Information Control Document, ADENBOM (second version)

    3/19/2003: FBI Information Control Document, Redacted, Refs Hamas, Al Qaeda

    4/2/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Abdulaziz Al-Roomi

    4/2/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Abdulaziz Al-Roomi (second version)

    4/2/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Abdulaziz Al-Roomi (third version)

    7/18/2003: FBI Letterhead Memorandum, Al Qaeda and Conflict Diamonds

    7/18/2003: FBI Letterhead Memorandum, Al Qaeda and Conflict Diamonds (version 2)

    8/18/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of Interrogation, Interview of Omar Al Bayoumi

    9/17/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of Interrogation, Interview of Omar Al Bayoumi

    9/17/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of Interrogation, Interview of Omar Al Bayoumi (version 2)

    9/22/2003: FBI Information Control Document, Rayed Mohammed Abdullah

    10/16/2003: FBI Information Control Document, Hamdan Ghareeb Al-Shalawi

    11/14/2003: FBI Chronology of Hijackers' Activities

    11/17/2003: FBI Summary of Abdelghani Mzoudi Proceedings

    12/4/2003: FBI Transcript of Flight 93 Cockpit Recorder

    12/5/2003: FBI Summary of Abdelghani Mzoudi Proceedings

    12/5/2003: FBI Summary of Abdelghani Mzoudi Proceedings (2)

    12/5/2003: FBI Summary of Abdelghani Mzoudi Proceedings (3)

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    9/11 Commission, FBI Source Documents, Chronological, Jan. 1, 2003 to Dec. 31, 2003

    1/8/2003: FBI Letterhead Memorandum, Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas

    1/8/2003: FBI Letterhead Memorandum, Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas (unredacted)

    1/16/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Derar Mohammed Saleh

    2/4/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Shareef Abdulmuttaleb El-Arbi

    2/4/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Shareef Abdulmuttaleb El-Arbi (less redacted)

    2/4/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Shareef Abdulmuttaleb El-Arbi (different redactions)

    2/2003: FBI Secret Report, "The 11 September Hijacker Cell Model"

    3/19/2003: FBI Information Control Document, ADENBOM

    3/19/2003: FBI Information Control Document, ADENBOM (second version)

    3/19/2003: FBI Information Control Document, Redacted, Refs Hamas, Al Qaeda

    4/2/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Abdulaziz Al-Roomi

    4/2/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Abdulaziz Al-Roomi (second version)

    4/2/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of interrogation, Abdulaziz Al-Roomi (third version)

    7/18/2003: FBI Letterhead Memorandum, Al Qaeda and Conflict Diamonds

    7/18/2003: FBI Letterhead Memorandum, Al Qaeda and Conflict Diamonds (version 2)

    8/18/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of Interrogation, Interview of Omar Al Bayoumi

    9/17/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of Interrogation, Interview of Omar Al Bayoumi

    9/17/2003: FBI FD-302, Record of Interrogation, Interview of Omar Al Bayoumi (version 2)

    9/22/2003: FBI Information Control Document, Rayed Mohammed Abdullah

    10/16/2003: FBI Information Control Document, Hamdan Ghareeb Al-Shalawi

    11/14/2003: FBI Chronology of Hijackers' Activities

    11/17/2003: FBI Summary of Abdelghani Mzoudi Proceedings

    12/4/2003: FBI Transcript of Flight 93 Cockpit Recorder

    12/5/2003: FBI Summary of Abdelghani Mzoudi Proceedings

    12/5/2003: FBI Summary of Abdelghani Mzoudi Proceedings (2)

    12/5/2003: FBI Summary of Abdelghani Mzoudi Proceedings (3)

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    Saturday, February 7, 2009
     

    Exporting Terrorist Tactics From Iraq

    EXCLUSIVE TO INTELWIRE: This newly declassified 2005 State Department analysis highlights one of the most signficant concerns about blowback from the invasion of Iraq -- its use as a proving ground for terrorist tactics and terrorist operatives.

    The analysis warns that "the terrorist tactics that have been tested and
    refined in [Iraq] may soon become globalized."

    Although much of the report has been redacted prior to release by the State Department (an appeal is underway), several specific threat areas are identified:

  • Improvements to the design of vehicular improvised explosive devices (car bombs)
  • Proliferation of other types of IEDs -- the report states "Anything can be a bomb."
  • Improvements and establishment of networks for forged identities and diguise
  • Advances in the use of technology by terrorists

    3/17/2005: State Department Cable, Exporting Terrorist Tactics From Iraq

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    State Department Analysis: Exporting Terrorist Tactics From Iraq

    EXCLUSIVE TO INTELWIRE: This newly declassified 2005 State Department analysis highlights one of the most signficant concerns about blowback from the invasion of Iraq -- its use as a proving ground for terrorist tactics and terrorist operatives.

    The analysis warns that "the terrorist tactics that have been tested and
    refined in [Iraq] may soon become globalized."

    Although much of the report has been redacted prior to release by the State Department (an appeal is underway), several specific threat areas are identified:

  • Improvements to the design of vehicular improvised explosive devices (car bombs)
  • Proliferation of other types of IEDs -- the report states "Anything can be a bomb."
  • Improvements and establishment of networks for forged identities and diguise
  • Advances in the use of technology by terrorists

    3/17/2005: State Department Cable, Exporting Terrorist Tactics From Iraq

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    State Department Analysis: Exporting Terrorist Tactics From Iraq

    EXCLUSIVE TO INTELWIRE: This newly declassified 2005 State Department analysis highlights one of the most signficant concerns about blowback from the invasion of Iraq -- its use as a proving ground for terrorist tactics and terrorist operatives.

    The analysis warns that "the terrorist tactics that have been tested and
    refined in [Iraq] may soon become globalized."

    Although much of the report has been redacted prior to release by the State Department (an appeal is underway), several specific threat areas are identified:

  • Improvements to the design of vehicular improvised explosive devices (car bombs)
  • Proliferation of other types of IEDs -- the report states "Anything can be a bomb."
  • Improvements and establishment of networks for forged identities and diguise
  • Advances in the use of technology by terrorists

    3/17/2005: State Department Cable, Exporting Terrorist Tactics From Iraq

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    Friday, February 6, 2009
     

    9/11 Commission, Memorandum For The Record, Commission Interviews

    12/3/2003: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with Charles Freeman, former ambassador to Saudi Arabia

    Keywords: Muslim World League, Afghanistan

    12/5/2003: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with Tom Furey, former consul general to Saudi Arabia

    Keywords: Visa Express program, passport fraud

    12/9/2003: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with John Hamre, former Deputy Defense Secretary

    Keywords: East African Embassy Bombings, Osama Bin Laden, WMD, Richard Clarke


    9/3/2003: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with Jamie Gorelick

    1/9/2004: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with Jamie Gorelick

    1/13/2004: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with Jamie Gorelick

    Keywords: INS, Justice Department, "The Wall Memo"

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    9/11 Commission, Memorandum For The Record, Commission Interviews

    12/3/2003: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with Charles Freeman, former ambassador to Saudi Arabia

    Keywords: Muslim World League, Afghanistan

    12/5/2003: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with Tom Furey, former consul general to Saudi Arabia

    Keywords: Visa Express program, passport fraud

    12/9/2003: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with John Hamre, former Deputy Defense Secretary

    Keywords: East African Embassy Bombings, Osama Bin Laden, WMD, Richard Clarke


    9/3/2003: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with Jamie Gorelick

    1/9/2004: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with Jamie Gorelick

    1/13/2004: 9/11 Commission Memorandum For The Record, interview with Jamie Gorelick

    Keywords: INS, Justice Department, "The Wall Memo"

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    Thursday, February 5, 2009
     

    Saudi Arabia's 85 Most Wanted

    The Saudi government published a list of names of 85 "most wanted" terrorists in newspaper Okaz. The names are listed below. Note that these are Saudi government allegations -- it's unclear what is the source of the intelligence and all claims should be understood as "alleged." The list here is machine translated and imperfect -- you'll note, for instance, that it has more than 85 names. C'est la vie.

    1. Saleh Abdullah Saleh Qaraawi.
    Aliases: Abu Yahya Qaraawi - Abu Abdullah - Sami - star - star good - good result Kuwaiti - Behrouz - Najm Al Areen - Hamad - your little brother - Abdullah bin Qaraawi - Rahman Ibn Abu-mail - Fruits - Moatassem.
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Abu Musab Al Zarqawi

    2. Abdullah Asiri
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Affiliated with Al Qaeda, infiltrated UK, allegedly affiliated with AQ in Yemen

    3. Salah Suleiman Hamad
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Relationship with al Qaeda abroad, believed to be in Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iran.

    4. Fahed Samir Alqaiqai Ruwaili [???]
    Aliases: Abu Silk (?)
    Nationality: Saudi
    Born in Qatar. Linked to al Qaeda, weapons, recruitment and travel document forgery, believed in Syria

    5. Mustafa Abdul Elah Mohamed Jubairi
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to leadership of al-Qaeda in Yemen

    6. Naif Mohammad Said al-Qahtani Alkodri
    Aliases: Abu Hamam, Al-Qahtani Abohemem
    Nationality: Saudi
    Planned assassinations, targeted oil facilities in Saudi, linked to al-Qaeda in Yemen, financed terrorist operations in Spain

    7. Ali Abdul Aziz Ali
    Aliases: Obuabdaziz - Abu Usama - Abu Nasser - Abu Nasser Algosaimi
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi

    8. Ibrahim Hassan Asiri
    Aliases: Abosslah
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al-Qaeda in Yemen, expert in explosives and poison

    9. Ibrahim Mohammed Salman Rabic
    Aliases: Mohammed
    Linked to al-Qaeda in Yemen

    10. Ahmed Abdullah Saleh Al-Zahrani Alkhozmri
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda centeral (Afghnistan/Pakistan), believed active in Iran

    11. Badr Saud Owaid Awfi Jihad
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Published in Al Qaeda magazine

    12. Mcaoui Zayed Al Asiri
    Aliases: Moatassem Makki
    Nationality: Saudi
    Place and Date of Birth: 8/3/1398 in Tabuk e
    Point of travel: United Arab Emirates on e 14/4/1422 There were a return has been received to date from Guantanamo Bay, on 29/10/1428 e.
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Yemen

    13. Ali Jabir Jubran Alfifi
    Aliases: Abu Jaafar Al-Ansari Abu Ibrahim
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Yemen leadership

    14. Hassan loss Bdah Al-Qahtani Saad
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Al Qaeda links, active in Iraq

    15. Hassan Ibrahim Hamad Alcavan
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, document forgery, terrorist financing, active in Iran, Iraq

    16. Hussein Mohamed Abdou
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Escaped prisoner, possibly active in Somalia

    17. Khalid Ibrahim Ahmed Hyacinth Alasiri.
    Aliases: Abu Abdul Rahman Aljhiman
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al Qaeda, document forgery, sabotage, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    18. Ryan Hamidi Mohammad Zaidi
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al-Qaeda in Iran

    19. Khaled Saleh Ali Al Zrabh Acommti
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    20. Name: Hamad Hussein Nasser Hussein
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Yemen, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    21. Ahmed Saleh Ali Alchihp
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al Qaeda

    22. Abdul Rahman Abdullah Mohamed Albhimh Jihad
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al-Qaeda, believed active in Yemen

    23. Saleh Naiv Almakhlvi Day
    Aliases: Abu Hafs - Abu Hafs al-Najdi - Abdulghani.
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    24. Ibrahim Mohammed Abdullah Almzian
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Document forgery, believed active in Iraq

    25. Saeed Ali Jabir Kthim
    Aliases: Abu Sufyan - Abu Sufian kadhdhaab matrook - Salah - Salah al-Din - Osama Abu - Abu Sulaiman - Nur al-Din Afghani Azibk - Salah Abu Sufyan - Alakhaddm happy.
    Nationality: Saudi
    Al Qaeda in Yemen

    26. Tleihan Amuallbi-Mutairi
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    27. Abdulla Salem Al-Qahtani Dhim Alaliani
    Aliases: Shaker
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to leadership of Al Qaeda in Iran, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    28. Radi Smelel Aldllake Sultan Al-Otaibi
    Aliases: Abu Abed - Abu Mohammed Makki - Abu Mohammed.
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi, believed active in Yemen

    29. Abdul Rahman Abdullah
    Aliases: Mohammed
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al-Qaeda, active in Syria, Iraq

    30. Adel Fulayyih Salem al-Jaafari
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    31. Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim Tuwaijri
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, former leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, believed active in Lebanon


    32. Khaled Selim Owaid Luhaybi
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran


    33. Bader Nasser Al-Mohammed Kinani
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    34. Abdulrahman Abdullah Abdulrahman Al-Dosari
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, active in trafficking from Syria to Iraq, believed currently in Syria

    35. Abdul-Aziz Abdullah Baheej Albhigi.
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Syrian and/or Iraq

    36. Khaled Al-Otaibi Galab Alrougui
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi, believed active in Iran

    37. Raed Abdullah Salem Al [???]
    Aliases: Abu Omar, the military - Abu Askar.
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al-Qaeda in Yemen

    38. Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed Sulaiman
    Aliases: Abu Salman - Abu Abdallah
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia

    39. Ibrahim Suleiman Hamad
    Aliases: [???]
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, and/or Lebanon

    40. Mohammed Saad Saeed Siyam
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi, believed active in Iraq

    41. Hamid Fayez Ghneim [???]
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    42. Mohammad Hilal Al-Otaibi Almqati
    Aliases: Abu-Hajar
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    43. Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim Tuwaijri
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

    44. Fahd Saleh Suleiman Aljtili
    Aliases: Abu-Saleh
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al-Qaeda in Yemen

    45. Fawaz Al-Otaibi Humaidi Hajd Alhabrdi
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Iran

    46. Fahad Saad Mohamed Ajlan
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Iraq


    47. Faisal Jassim Mohammed Khalidi
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    48. Fauzan Aouiz [???] Ateeq Zhimi
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Iraq

    49. [???] Attia Karim Fahmi Al-Zahrani
    Aliases: Abu Ibrahim
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    50. Abdullah Nasser Sulaiman Riai
    Aliases: Abu Saleh.
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi, believed active in Syria and/or Yemen

    51. Mohammed Yusuf Abdallah Altkroni Jamil
    Aliases: Abu Jarrah
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    52. Yousef Mohammad Mubarak Jubairi
    Aliases: Abu Harith - monthly Abul Hakim - Al-Ansari Hakim - Hakim Altbuque - Abu Hilal
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Yemen

    53. Walid Abdullah bin Ibrahim Brgsh[?]
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    54. Ahmed Ali Atallah Alfarhod
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Yemen

    55. Waleed Ali [???] Alasiri
    Aliases: Abu Hafs - Saad
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, assassinations and the targeting of oil facilities

    56. Abdullah Muhammad Abdullah Ayed
    Aliases: Abu Yasser
    Nationality: Saudi
    Traveling without a passport

    57. Abdul Karim Abdullah Ibrahim Salloum
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Place and Date of Birth: Riyadh, 9/4/1404 e
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and Iraq

    58. Abdullah Osman Abdulrahman Aldbeji
    Aliases: Camry
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and Iraq

    59. Mohammed Ateeq Awaed Awfi
    Aliases: Aboisamh - Qutaiba - Abojulh - Abu Harith - Abu Usama - Mohammed al-Harbi
    Nationality: Saudi
    Former Guantanamo inmate, released to Saudi, fled to Yemen

    60. Abdullah Faraj Mohammed Hammoud Juweir.
    Aliases: Abu Awad - Awad - Awad al-Yemeni.
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Iraq

    61. Murtaza Ali Said Mqurm [???]
    Aliases: Abu Disavowal Hadrami - Murtada Hadrami - Mauritanian Khallad - Abdulmalik Abu Musab - Abu Shahed - Murtaza Ali Said Kerem
    Nationality: Saudi
    Former Guantanamo inmate, released to Saudi, fled to Yemen

    62. Fahd Mohammed Ali Aldjaitn
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Iraq

    63. Mashaal Mohamed Rashid Alcdokhi
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Yemen

    64. Majed Abdullah Mohammed Al-Majed
    Aliases: unknown.
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Iraq

    65. Ahmed Ali Barakat Al Zahrani traditional concept
    Aliases: Abu Hanadzlah Makki
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    66. Mohamed Ali Mohamed [???]
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    67. Mohammed Abdullah Hassan Abu Khair
    Aliases: Abu Muhjin - Abu Abdullah - Hamid - Mohanad - Al Jiddawi - Abdullah Al-Makki – Muhammad Al Jiddawi - Abdullah Al-Halabi
    Nationality: Saudi
    Al Qaeda, former bin Laden bodyguard, active in Egypt, Afghanistan

    68. Muhammad Qasim Mehdi Reemy
    Aliases: Abu Hurayrah - Abu Ammar
    Nationality: Yemeni
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Yemen, Saudi Arabia,

    69. Osman Ahmed Osman Amira Al-Ghamdi
    Aliases: Abu Ahmed
    Nationality: Saudi
    Place and Date of Birth: 1/7/1399 in Al-e.
    Former Guantanamo inmate, released to Saudi, fled to Yemen

    70. Adnan Mohammed Ali Ahmed
    Aliases: Haidera Lebanese - Abu Malik
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Yemen

    71. Abdullah Azzam Rizieq Alslake born.
    Aliases: Abu Suleiman - Mansour - Abu Abdullah - Abu Muslim Al Mecca
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    72. Name: Othman Bin Sulaiman Dikhil Sweden
    Aliases: Rahman
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and Iraq

    73. Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al-Obaid
    Aliases: Abu Asim
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia

    74. Abdullah Ibrahim Abdulmohsen Sharekh
    Aliases: [???]
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, currently believe in Iran

    75. Atiq Faraj [???] Al_husnani.
    Aliases: [???]
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    76. Osama Hammoud Grman monthly
    Aliases: Abu Hafs - Abu Hafs monthly.
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    77. Obaid Mubarak Obaid Alagafil
    Aliases: Abu Osama - Abu Aisha
    Nationality: Saudi of Yemeni origin
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Lebanon and/or Syria.

    78. Naif Mohammad Said al-Qahtani Alkodri
    Aliases: Abu Hamam, Al-Qahtani Abohemem
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to al-Qaeda in Yemen, financed terrorist operations in Spain

    79. Nasser Abdulkarim Abdullah Louhichi
    Aliases: Abu Basir - Abu Basir Louhichi
    Nationality: Yemeni
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Yemen

    80. Ali Abdul Aziz Ali [???]
    Aliases: Obuabdaziz - Abu Usama - Abu Nasser - Abu Nasser Algosaimi
    Nationality: Saudi
    Date and place of birth: 23/12/1404 in e-mail.
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia

    81. [???] Almqati
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    82. Bdah Mqahs Bdah Qahtani
    Aliases: Abu Qutaiba
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Iraq

    83. Ahmed Mohamed Kotaim Da'di Alhzli
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia

    84. Amir Ali Saud [???] Shanbari
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    85. Aqeel Aqeel Omeish Aqili-Mutairi
    Aliases: Abu Omeish
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and Iraq

    86. Mohammed Thamer [???]
    Aliases: Unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Yemen

    87. Osama Abdullah Ali Dmjan
    Aliases: unknown
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda, believed active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and/or Iran

    88. Basil Jerbuai Ali Al-Qahtani [???]
    Aliases: Abu Ahmad - Besbs
    Nationality: Saudi
    Linked to Al Qaeda in Yemen

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