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Abu Yahya al-Libi

Al-Qaeda Recruiter

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ImportanceHigh
LocationAfghanistan2
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleRecruiter2
AffiliationLibyan Islamic Fighting Group2
NationalityLibyan1
Alias(es)Mohammed Hassan Abu Bakar2, Abu Yahya Yunis al Sahrawi2, Hasan Qai'id2, Yunis2, Muhammed Hassan Qayed2
Alternate Spelling(s)Abu Yehia al-Libi, Sheikh Abu Yahya al Liby
Date of Birth19632
Place of BirthLibya2
Height5'8'2
GenderMale
DescriptionStocky; Hair: Black; Eyes: Brown; Complexion: Olive.2
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • One of four prisoners at Bagram, Afghanistan, who escaped on July 11, 2005.
  • He is described as a militant preacher and recruiter.
  • He has released several statements since his escape.
  • Speaks Arabic, Pashto and Urdu.1
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    Sources
    1 'Top Qaeda leader urges fighters to hit White House.' Reuters, Oct. 10, 2006.
    2 DIA Terrorist Recognition Card, viewed Sept. 12, 2007.
    Photos (left to right): DIA; DIA
     
     
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