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Abu Talha al Sudani

Al-Qaeda Operative

Details
ImportanceHigh
AffiliationAl-Qaeda1
RoleOperative1
NationalitySudanese2
GenderMale
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • Senior al-Qaeda figure in East Africa since early 1990s.
  • He was described as skilled with mortar weapons.
  • He planned a trip to Somalia in 1993 with other al-Qaeda figures to oppose U.S. forces there.
  • In 2003, he had Gouled Hassan Dourad case a U.S. military base in Djibouti.
  • The U.S. military targeted him in an airstrike in Somalia in January 2007.1,3
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    Possible
  • He told Jamal al-Fadl he received explosives training from Hezbollah in southern Lebanon in the early 1990s.
  • He may have played an organizing role in a car bombing and surface-to-air missile attack in Mombasa, Kenya, in November 2002. 1,3
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    Sources
    1 Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.
    2 Presumed from name.
    3 "Detainee Biographies," press release, Director of National Intelligence, Sept. 6, 2006.
     
     
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