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This list is the best information available the status of al-Qaida operatives believed to still be at large, broken down into leadership, family, advisors, and operatives, with a subset of women operatives. 

Some of the spellings may vary from what has been published elsewhere since different Arab countries use different spellings of even the most common names. Where a reward has been offered by the U.S. government, it is noted at the end of the personal information section of the profile.  

LEADERSHIP:

Osama Bin Laden

Citizenship: Revoked by Saudi Arabia in 1994

Aliases: Usama bin Muhammed bin Laden, The Shayhk," Hajj, Abu Adullah, The Director, The Manager, The Engineer.

Personal: The “emir” of al-Qaida, its undisputed leader.  Each al-Qaida member must swear “bayat” personal loyalty to Bin Laden and accept his orders.  Still at large even though there is a $25 million reward on his head.  Responsible for the attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon, the East Africa Embassy bombings, the USS Cole bombing and an assassination attempt on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Married five times, divorced once, he is believed to have more than 20 children, at least three of whom, Saad, Mohammed and Hamza, have fought with him.  Others split with him after he divorced his first wife and married a 17-year-old Yemeni woman.

Educated in Saudi Arabia, his contact with the West is limited to one visit to the Alhambra in Cordoba, Spain, in the early 1970’s.

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Ayman al Zawahiri

Citizenship: Egyptian

Aliases: Abu Muhammad, Abu Fatima, Muhammad Ibrahim, Abu Abdallah, Abu al-Mu'iz, The Doctor, The Teacher, Nur, Ustaz, Abu Mohammed, Abu Mohammed Nur al-Deen, Abdel Muaz, Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri.

Personal: The former head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad which he merged with Al-Qaida in June 2001.  Al-Zawahiri is a pediatrician and the founder of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. This organization opposes the secular Egyptian Government and seeks its overthrow through violent means. Al-Zawahiri is believed to now serve as an advisor and personal physician to Bin Laden and is currently thought to be in Afghanistan.  His wife and children are believed to have been killed by U.S. bombers in Afghanistan. The U.S. has established a reward of $25 million for information leading to his capture.

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Saif Saif al-Din al-Ansari al-Adel:

Citizenship: Egyptian

Real Name: Mohammed Makkawi

Aliases: Muhamad Ibrahim Makkawi, Seif Al Adel, Ibrahim Al-Madani

Personal: Al-Qaida’s No. 3, its military commander and chief military strategist, succeeding Mohamed Atef, who was killed in November 2001 and Khalid Sheik Mohamed, who was captured in March 2003.  Served previously as al-Qaida’s security chief. As early as 1987, wanted to hijack a commercial aircraft and fly it into the Egyptian Parliament. Wrote an analysis for an al-Qaida website advising Iraqis on how to fight the U.S. Sees himself as a strategic thinker. Thought to be in Iran by some. 

The U.S. has established a reward of $25 million for information leading to his capture.  He is believed to be in Iranian control.

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Amin al-Haq

Citizenship: Afghan

Aliases: Muhammed Amin

Personal: Bin Laden’s personal security coordinator.  Born in Nangahar Province, he fought against the Soviets in the 1980’s and is familiar with the territory of Afghanistan and nearby areas of Pakistan and Iran. 

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Suleiman Abu Ghaith

Citizenship: Revoked by Kuwait in 2003

Aliases: The Spokesman

Personal: A former religious studies teacher, he is now al-Qaida’s spokesman.  He left Kuwait in 2000 and traveled to Afghanistan to work with Bin Laden.  He was unknown to U.S. intelligence before his appearance on an al-Qaida tape aired on al Jazeera the day U.S. operations began in Afghanistan.   Bin Laden can be seen poking fun at him in several of the tapes.  Not viewed as part of the operational component of al-Qaida, he has been increasingly vocal in recent months.  He is believed to be in Iranian control.

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Mafouz Ould Walid

Citizenship: Mauretanian

Aliases: Abu Hafs the Mauretanian, Khalid al Shiquiti, Mafouz Walad al-Walid, Mahamedou Ouid Slahi.

Personal: A native of the African nation of Mauritania, Walid was said by the U.S. to have been killed in an air strike in Afghanistan in January 2002, but he has recently been placed among dozens of al-Qaida members being sheltered in Iran. He was listed by the Pentagon as one of bin Laden's top aides in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 2001 terror attacks.  He is believed to be in Iranian control.

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Thirwat Saleh Shirhata

Citizenship: Egyptian

Aliases: Thirwat Saleh Shihata

Personal: Egyptian Islamic Jihad Deputy Emir, Zawahiri’s No. 2.  He has received two death sentences in absentia in Egypt for alleged terrorist activities.  Believed to have been part of the plot to assassinate Anwar Sadat. He is believed to be in Iranian control.

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Abu Musab al Zarqawi

Citizenship: Jordanian

Aliases: Khalailah, Ahmed Fadee Ii Al-Khalaylah, Ahmad Fadi1 Nazza1i, Abu Al-Mu'taz

Personal: Has ties to al-Qaida, al-Ansar and Hezbollah. A new FBI description of him notes: “Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi has had a long-standing connection to senior al-Qaida leadership and appears to be highly regarded among al-Qaida and a close associate of bin Laden and Saif al-Adel.”

He has participated in acts of terrorism, trained terrorists, led terrorist cells, facilitated transport of terrorists and is being cited in the international press as a suspect in the recent devastating bombing of the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad…provided financial and other support to the terrorists who assassinated U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley in Amman, Jordan last October.  Zarqawi has also been involved in smuggling terrorists into Israel, has arranged training for Jordanian terrorists in al-Qaida camps.  In his speech to the United Nations Security Council last February, Secretary of State Powell revealed that under the regime of Saddam Hussein, Zarqawi and his network found refuge in Iraq and Zarqawi himself was treated in a Baghdad hospital.  Zarqawi’s network also established a poisons and explosives training camp in Northwest Iraq. Indicted in absentia in Jordan for his role in the al-Qaida Millennium bombing plot targeting the Radisson SAS hotel in Amman as well as other American, Israeli, and Christian religious. sites in Jordan.

The U.S. has established a reward of $25 million for information leading to his capture.  He swore personal fealty to Bin Laden in October 2004.

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Mustafa Ahmed Hassan Hamza

Citizenship: Egyptian

Aliases: Abu Hazem, Mohamed Gamal El-Sayed, Mohamed Gamal El-Sayed Ali Khalil.

Personal: Commander of the military branch of the Islamic Group. He was sentenced to death in absentia by an Egyptian court in the Returnees from Afghanistan case. It is believed he took part in the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the attempted assassination of President Mubarak in 1995, and the Luxor massacre, which killed more than 60 German and Japanese tourists as well as Egyptian guides, in 1997.  Believed to be in Iranian control.

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Fazul Abdullah Mohammed

Citizenship: Comoro Islands

Aliases: Abdallah Fazul, Abdalla Fazul, Abdallah Mohammed Fazul, Fazul Abdilahi Mohammed, Fazul Adballah, Fazul Abdalla, Fazul Mohammed, Haroon, Harun, Haroon Fazul, Harun Fazul, Fadil Abdallah Muhamad, Fadhil Haroun, Abu Seif Al Sudani, Abu Aisha, Abu Luqman, Fadel Abdallah Mohammed Ali, Fouad Mohammed

Citizenship: Comoro Islands

Personal: Director Al-Qaida operations in East Africa. who is leading suspect in both the November 28, 2002 terrorist attack on beachfront hotel in Kenya and has been indicted by FBI in connection with Aug. 6, 1998 bombing of U.S. Embassy in Nairobi and U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Speaks fluent English, French, Arabic and Swahili.  After the November 2002 attack he fled to Mogadishu but is believed to be back in Kenya. Reported to have trained with bin Laden in Afghanistan. The U.S. has established a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

Citizenship: Saudi

Aliases: Mullah Bilal

Personal: One of the oldest operatives in al-Qaida, Marwan is described as a senior lieutenant to bin Laden. A Saudi accused of helping plan the attack on the USS Cole in October 2000, he was also behind a plan to attack U.S. and British naval ships in the Strait of Gibraltar in 2002 and another to attack U.S naval ships in Bahrain this year, according to Moroccan and U.S. officials. He has become critical to the group's current functioning and is also working out of Pakistan, where he worked with Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

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Ahmad Mohammad ali al-Hada

Citizenship: Yemeni

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Described by U.S. officials as “a prominent al-Qaida member” whose family served as a “supercell” for the terrorist group. Al-Hada, who fought with Bin Laden in Afghanistan, is the patriarch of a family whose members played key roles in both the bombing of the Cole and the Sept. 11 attacks. His son, Sameer al-Hada, a Yemeni student and suspected al-Qaida courier, blew himself up with a hand grenade in February 2002 outside the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, rather than cooperate with security forces who wanted to talk with him regarding the Cole bombing. A son-in-law, Khalid al-Midhar, was the ringleader of the al-Qaida cell that flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon.  Another, Mustafa Abdulkader, is among 16 men listed as wanted by the FBI in a terror alert issued the same week Sameer was killed.   Moreover, al-Hada operated al-Qaida’s so-called “Yemeni Switchboard” Used by Bin Laden and others to pass messages during the run-ups to both the Cole bombing and the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Abdul Rahim Ayub

Citizenship: Indonesia

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Alleged senior player in radical Islamic group Jemaah Islamiyah Former chief of Australian JI; swore in two of the Bali bombers during mid-1990s.  Left Australia days after Bali bombing. Believed to be in Indonesia.

Citizenship: Indonesia

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Twin brother of Abdul Rahman Ayub.  Former Australian chief of Jemaah Islamiyah.

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Abu Ubeid al-Qurashi

Citizenship: N/A

Aliases: N/A

Personal:  Aide to bin Laden who sees himself as an al-Qaida intellectual, propagandist and writer.  Little is known of him other although it is possible his name is actually a pseudonym for another al-Qaida leader.  Wrote for a now defunct al-Qaida website, Al-Ansar, al-Quarashi compared the September 11 attacks with the Palestinians’ attacks at the Munich Olympics, finding both of them propaganda victories.  In the February 2002 article, he wrote: "While the Munich operation failed to accomplish its goals, the New York raid was very well planned, and accomplished its planners' goals in full. It painfully challenged America, and was an unprecedented slap that had, and will still have, ramifications for the entire world. Unlike the Munich operation, which was limited and had limited national demands, the New York raid had broad goals and aspirations; it rang the bells of restoring Arab and Islamic glory…”

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Midhat Mursi

Citizenship: Egyptian

Aliases: Abu Khabab

Personal: Al-Qaida’s main WMD researcher and general weapons expert.  He ran the Abu Khabab training camp in Afghanistan prior to the U.S. invasion.  That camp was known as the weapons research and development camp interested in chemical and biological weapons, particularly toxins. The camp trained not only al-Qaida members, but members of other Islamic terrorist groups as well including Abu Hadi al Iraq, Abu Laith and Hamza Rabia. 

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Saad bin Laden

Citizenship: Saudi citizenship revoked in 2003

Aliases: None Known

Personal: Osama bin Laden’s third oldest son and fourth oldest child.  He is the oldest son known to be loyal to his father, his brothers Abdullah and Abdel Rahman being more loyal to their mother, who bin Laden divorced a few years ago to marry a 17 year old Yemeni girl.  Believed to be in Iranian custody.  Saudi Arabia has, unsuccessfully so far, asked Iran to extradite him. 

Believed to have been an integral player in the May 2003 Riyadh bombings and responsible for planning the March 2001 bombing of the Djerba synagogue in Tunisia along with Khalid Sheik Mohamed.  Believed to be in Iranian control.

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Mohammed bin Laden

Citizenship: revoked by Saudi Arabia in 2003

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Bin Laden’s fourth oldest son, fifth oldest child, married to the daughter of Mohammed Atef, the late al-Qaida operations chief.  Believed to travel with his father as a bodyguard.  One of three sons believed to fight with al-Qaida.

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Hamza bin Laden

Citizenship: revoked by Saudi Arabia in 2003

Aliases: N/A

Personal:

One of bin Laden's sons who was seen on an al-Qaida video playing in the ruins of a U.S. helicopter during the U.S. attacks on Afghanistan.  Known to have fought with his father.  The teen-ager wrongly reported to have been captured by U.S. forces near Rabat, Afghanistan, in March, 2003.  Believed to be in Iranian control.

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Seikh Saiid al-Masri

Citizenship: Saudi

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Bin Laden chief financier and brother-in-law.  A Saudi, Said is Bin Laden's brother-in-law and al-Qaida's financial controller. He first linked up with Bin Laden in Sudan during the late 1990s.  Some U.S. investigators believe he wired money to Mohammed Atta, ringleader of the hijackers, before the Sept. 11 attacks.

Citizenship: Jordanian

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Bin Laden’s brother-in-law and a man often accused of being an al-Qaida financier in Southeast Asia, but now a restaurateur in Saudi Arabia!  Twice arrested, once in the U.S. and in Saudi Arabia, but released both times.  He was tried in Jordan and acquitted.  He claims that he broke with his wife’s brother in 1986 but U.S. intelligence believes that in 1988 he played a key financial role in Bin Laden’s financing of Abu Sayaf and Ramzi Yousef's operations in the Philippines. 

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Abu Laith al Libi

Age: early40’s

Citizenship: Libyan

Aliases:

Personal: An al-Qaeda field commander and spokesman, Abu Laith is an outspoken leader of al Qaeda, appearing in videos and on the internet.   It was he in July 2002 who revealed that Bin Laden was still alive, the first comments about the al Qaeda leader’s health after the end of the Afghan conflict.  Then in June 2004, he is shown leading an attack on what appears to be an Afghan military outpost and calling for jihad.   He is known to operate on the Afghan side of the border, working with the remnants of the Taliban.

In some US intelligence circles, he is seen as al Qaeda’s No. 3.

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Abu Hadi al Iraqi

Age: 45

Citizenship: Iraqi

Aliases:

Personal: Bin Laden’s personal envoy to Abu Musab al Zarqawi.   A former major in the Iraqi army before joining the Afghanistan resistance in the 1980’s, he has a strong resume’ for leadership: an ability to raise millions of dollars from Gulf State Arabs, a down-to-earth manner and fluency in Arabic, Urdu, Kurdish, the form of Pashtun spoken in Waziristan, and even some Farsi. 

Al-Iraqi was initially designated by Bin Laden to lead the resistance in Iraq, but ultimately he wound up becoming the intermediary between Bin Laden and Zarqawi and the facilitator of Zarqawi’s “bayat”—or pledge of loyalty—to Bin Laden.

Known to operate in Afghanistan, making occasional visits to Bin Laden in Pakistan.  A top 5 al Qaeda official.

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Hamza Rabia

Age: late 30’s

Citizenship: Egyptian

Aliases:

Personal: Very little is publicly known about him other than his nationality and age.  He is believed to have been the No. 2 to Abu Faraj al-Libbi before he was captured.  Also, has the confidence of Ayman al Zawahiri.  A top 5 al Qaeda official.

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Mustafa Setmariam Nasar

Age: 45

Citizenship: Syrian and Spanish

Aliases: Abu Musab al-Suri, Abu al Abad

Personal: A rising leader in al Qaeda who has been variously described as the European head of al Qaeda or the man providing the religious and intellectual underpinning for Abu Musab al Zarqawi’s terrorist operations in Iraq…described by US intelligence as a “pen jihadist”.

He may have had a role in two of the biggest and boldest al Qaeda attacks, the September 11 attacks in the US and the Madrid train bombings in Spain. In July 2001, his lieutenant, Amer Azizi, met with 9-11 cell leaders Mohammed Atta and Ramzi Binalshib in Tarragona, Spain, and in December 2003, activated the Madrid cell that carried out the Madrid bombings.  In September 2003, Nasar was among 35 people named in an indictment handed down by Spanish magistrate Baltasar Garzon for terrorist activities connected to al Qaeda.  In the indictment, Garzon said Nasar was a leading member of al-Qaeda who first came into contact with bin Laden in 1988 in Afghanistan. Garzon had not traced Nasar's movements completely, but said he either taught at or ran terrorist training camps in Afghanistan in the early 1990s and again beginning in 1998.

Nasar  has a long history of writing about politics and is a Koranic expert who has traveled widely in Europe and boasts a large following in the radical Islamic underworld, according to a profile in the National Review.  While living in London, he was one of the editors of the Al Ansar magazine, which for years published propaganda from dozens of Islamic terrorist groups. On one instance, Al Ansar published a fatwah that justified the killing of children and women in Algeria by the Algerian terrorist group GIA, according to the National Review.

Nasar is a veteran of the Afghan war against the Soviet Union, staying on in Afghanistan after that war’s conclusion but maintaining close connections to Bin Laden who he visited in Khartoum during the al Qaeda leader’s stay there.

The US recently put a $5 million reward on his head in the belief he is operating out of Iraq.  A rival of Zarqawi’s within al Qaeda.  Married to a Spanish national, Elena Moreno, and is the father of two children.   His current whereabouts are unknown.

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                                                                        ADVISORS:

Imad Fayez Mugniyah

Citizenship: Lebanese

Aliases: Emad Mugniyeh, Jawad Nouredine

Personal: Mugniyah is the alleged head of the security apparatus. for the terrorist organization, Lebanese Hizballah. He is thought to be in Lebanon. The man responsible for the deaths of more than 300 Americans during the 1980’s, including those lost in the Beirut embassy bombings, the Beirut Marine Barracks bombing and the killings of Beirut CIA Station Chief William Buckley and LTC William Higgins.  Mugniyah is reported to have participated in Buckley’s torture prior to his being killed and Higgins’ being hanged.  Many in the CIA and Special Ops communities see him as significant as Bin Laden.

The U.S. has established a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

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OPERATIVES AND FACILITATORS

Adnan G. El Shukrijumah

Citizenship: Reportedly Saudi citizen (although the Saudi Embassy disputes this)

Alias: “Jaffar the pilot”

Personal: Al-Qaida field commander being sought by U.S. officials for several months out of a fear he may be a leader of the next attack on the U.S.  Photos of him have been released by FBI. 

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Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah                  

Citizenship: Egyptian

Aliases: Abu Mohamed Al-Masri, Saleh, Abu Mariam

Personal: Indicted for his alleged involvement in the Aug. 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya.  Abdullah fled Nairobi, Kenya on Aug. 6, 1998 and went to Karachi, Pakistan.

The U.S. has established a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

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Muhsin Musa Matwalli Atwah

Citizenship: Egyptian

Aliases: Abdul Rahman, Abdul Rahman Al-Muhajir, Abdel Rahman, Mohammed K.A. Al-Namer

Personal: wanted in connection with the Aug. 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. Believed to have fled to Afghanistan.

The U.S. has established a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

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Citizenship: Tanzanian

Aliases: Ahmad Khalafan Ghilani, Ahmed Khalfan Ahmed, Abubakar K. Ahmed, Abubakary K. Ahmed, Abubakar Ahmed, Abu Bakr Ahmad, A. Ahmed, Ahmed Khalfan, Ahmed Khalfan Ali, Abubakar Khalfan Ahmed, Ahmed Ghailani, Ahmad Al Tanzani, Abu Khabar, Abu Bakr, Abubakary Khalfan Ahmed Ghailani, Mahafudh Abubakar Ahmed Abdallah Hussein, Shariff Omar Mohammed, "Foopie", "Fupi", "Ahmed the Tanzanian"

Personal: Wanted for his role in the al-Qaida bombing of the U.S. embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

The U.S. has established a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

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Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali

Citizenship: Egyptian

Aliases: Shuaib, Abu Islam Al-Surir, Ahmed Ahmed, Ahmed The Egyptian, Ahmed Hemed, Hamed Ali, Ahmed Shieb, Abu Islam, Ahmed Mohammed Ali, Ahmed Hamed, Ahmed Mohammed Abdurehman, Abu Khadiijah, Abu Fatima, Ahmad Al-Masri

Personal: Wanted in connection with the Aug. 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya.  May have formal training in agriculture and may have worked in this field. He lived in Kenya until fleeing that country on August 2, 1998, to Karachi, Pakistan.

The U.S. has established a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

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Mustafa Mohamed Fadhil

Citizenship: Egyptian, Kenyan

Aliases: Moustafa Ali Elbishy, Mustafa Mohammed, Mustafa Fazul, Hussein, Hassan Ali, Mustafa Muhamad Fadil, Abd Al Wakil Al Masri, Abu Anis, Abu Yusser, Hassan Ali, Nu Man, Khalid, Abu Jihad, Abu Jihad al-Nubi

Personal: Indicted in the Southern District of New York, on December 16, 1998, for his alleged involvement in the August 7, 1998, bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, and for conspiring to kill U.S. nationals.

The U.S. has established a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

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Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan

Citizenship: Kenyan

Aliases: Sheikh Ahmad Salem Suweidan, Sheikh Ahmed Salem Swedan, Sheikh Swedan, Sheikh Bahamadi, Ahmed Ally, Bahamad, Sheik Bahamad, Ahmed the Tall

Personal: Some reports, unconfirmed, that Swedan, which means “the Sudanese”, has been captured, but U.S. officials decline to confirm that. has, in the past, managed a trucking business in Kenya. indicted on Dec. 16, 1998, in the Southern District of New York, for his alleged involvement in the Aug. 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, and for conspiring to kill U.S. nationals.

The U.S. has established a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

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Abdul Rahman Yasin

Citizenship: U.S.

Aliases: Abdul Rahman Said Yasin, Aboud Yasin, Abdul Rahman S. Taha, Abdul Rahman S. Taher

Personal: Believed to be at large in Iraq.  He fled to Iraq after participating in the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center, New York City, on Feb. 26, 1993, which resulted in six deaths.  Jailed by Saddam Hussein’s regime, he was interviewed in prison garb by CBS’s Leslie Stahl in 2002.  Released during a general amnesty just before the war, he is being hunted by a CIA team.

The U.S. has established a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

Citizenship: Kenyan

Aliases: Fahid Mohammed Ally, Fahid Mohammed Ali Musalaam, Fahid Mohammed Ali Msalam, Fahid Muhamad Ali Salem, Mohammed Ally Msalam, Usama Al-Kini, Fahad Ally Msalam

Personal: Msalam sometimes wears a light beard or moustache and has, in the past, worked as a clothing vendor.  Indicted on Dec. 16, 1998, in the Southern District of New York, for his alleged involvement in the Aug. 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, and for conspiring to kill U.S. nationals.

The U.S. has established a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

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Abdul Jamal Balfas

Citizenship: Indonesia

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Arrested in Philippines for illegal explosives possession and violation of immigration laws. Later acquitted, with help of Indonesian Embassy in Philippines, due to lack of evidence.

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El Ayasi Radi El Samie

Citizenship: Egypt

Alias: Mera’I

Personal:  Believed to have organized the transfer of dozens of Islamic fundamentalists from Italy to Iraq.

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Francisco Palop Monje

Citizenship: Spanish

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Allegedly part of al-Qaida’s financial network (specifically, a money-laundering network of individuals and businesses in Spain that channels profits to al-Qaida; the money helps buy materials and finance safe houses for al-Qaida members).

Might have been involved in synagogue bombing in Djerba, Tunisia, in April 2002.

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Issa Ismail Mohamed

Citizenship: Pakistani

Alias: “Isaac of Karachi”

Personal: Alleged to have financed the Djerba synagogue attack. International arrest warrant issued for him; believed to be in Pakistan.

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Mevlit Zikara

Citizenship: Turkey

Alias: Abu Obeida the Turk

Personal: Arrest warrant issued by Lebanese authorities in February 2003 for Zikara. Accused of membership in al-Qaida and of setting up terrorist network in Lebanon. 

Following 9/11, Zikara allegedly helped members of al-Qaida living in Arab countries to reach Afghanistan via Iran, to fight with Taliban. If convicted, could face death.

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Parlindugan Siregar

Citizenship: Indonesia

Alias: Parlin

Personal: Member of al-Qaida network in Spain.  Responsible for sending foreign jihad fighters to a terror training camp in Indonesia. Instructor of physical training at the camp.

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Robert Pierre aka Abu Abderrahman (Pierre Robert)

Citizenship: France

Alias: Lhaj (Pilgrim)

Personal: Wanted in connection with May 16, 2003, deadly bombings in Casablanca. Said to have taken refuge in northern Tangier region, in Morocco.

Citizenship: Indonesia

Aliases: N/A

Personal:  Among first Indonesians to train in Afghanistan, in 1985. Key figure in Wahdah Islamiyah, group linked with al-Qaida and established in 1989.

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Tamsil Linrung

Citizenship: Indonesia

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Detained in Philippines for six weeks for alleged links to international terrorism and involvement in deadly bombings in Manila in December 2000 (arrived back in Indonesia end of April, 2002).

According to Philippine police, was a suspected member of Jemaah Islamiyah.  Indonesian President Sukarnoputri reportedly intervened for his release. Linrung is former treasurer of the National Mandate Party, which is led by Indonesia’s assembly speaker.

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Tarek Hdia

Citizenship: France

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Lives outside Lyon, France. Under investigation by French officials for providing logistical support in connection with a deadly synagogue attack in Tunisia in 2002.

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Turki Mishal Dandani

Citizenship: Saudi

Aliases: N/A

Personal:  Veteran of Afghanistan terror training camps. Leader of bombing team connected with bombings at Riyadh residential compounds in May 2003.

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Walid Naouar

Citizenship: French

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Under investigation by French authorities for involvement with the April 2002 attack on a synagogue on resort island of Djerba, Tunisia.

Specifically, believed to have bought a satellite phone and shipped it to brother Nizar Naouar (main suspect in the attack) – phone was reportedly used hours before the attack to call people in Pakistan and Germany with suspected links to al-Qaida. Walid Naouar admitted to investigators that he had partial knowledge of his brother’s plans. He did not know, however, what site his brother was planning to target.

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WOMEN OPERATIVES

Maria Dolores Cerda Ibanez

Citizenship: Spain

Aliases: N/A

Personal: Allegedly part of al-Qaida’s financial network (specifically, a money-laundering network of individuals and businesses in Spain that channels profits to al-Qaida; the money helps buy materials and finance safe houses for al-Qaida members). Might have been involved in synagogue bombing in Djerba, Tunisia, in April 2002.

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Aafia Siddiqui

Citizenship: U.S.

Aliases: N/A

Personal: An American citizen sought by U.S. and Pakistani authorities. Believed to be a facilitator for al-Qaida operating out of Pakistan.  The first woman to be accused of having links with Al-Qaida. She holds a PhD in neurological science and has studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brandeis University.

Compiled by NBC's Robert Windrem

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