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Abu Talha al Sudani
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|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
|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
|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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