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Fazul Abdullah Mohammed

Al-Qaeda Operative

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ImportanceMedium
Means of DeathU.S. airstrike
Date of DeathJan. 7, 2007
Location of DeathSomalia
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleOperative
SupervisorAbdullah Ahmed Abdullah
AffiliationEast Africa Embassy Bombers
AffiliationNairobi embassy bombing cell
NationalityComoros Islander1
NationalityKenyan1
Alias(es)Haroon Fazul1, Harun Fazul1, Fazul Abdilahi Mohammed1, Haru al Qamar4, Fadil Abdallah Muhamad1, Fadhil Haroun1, Abu Seif Al Sudani1, Abu Aisha1, Abu Luqman1, Fadel Abdallah Mohammed Ali1
Alternate Spelling(s)Abdallah Fazul, Abdalla Fazul, Abdallah Mohammed Fazul, Fazul Adballah, Fazul Mohammed
Age at Death34
Date of BirthAug. 25, 19721
Alternate Date of BirthDec. 25, 19741,2
Place of BirthMoroni, Comoros Islands1
Height5'4'1
Weight130 lbs1
GenderMale
DescriptionHe wears baseball caps and dresses casually. Black hair, brown eyes, dark complexion.1
Charged withConspiracy, Murder3
Charging authorityUnited States
In connection withEast African Embassy Bombings
Charges issuedNov. 4, 1998
Case statusPending
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Mohammed took part in the planning and execution of the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998.
  • He speaks French, Swahili, Arabic, English and Comoran.
  • He is skilled with computers.
  • The U.S. State Department is offering up to $5 million for information leading to his capture.
  • He was targeted in an American airstrike in Somalia in January 2007, and initial reports say he may have been killed.1
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    Sources
    1 FBI most-wanted terrorist poster.
    2 He also has used Feb. 25, 1974, according to the FBI.
    3 nited States vs. bin Laden, Atef, El Hage, Fazul Mohammed, Odeh and Al-Owhali, indictment, Nov. 4, 1998.
    4 L'Houssaine Kherchtou testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et. al., trial transcript, Day 8, Feb. 21, 2001.
    Photos (left to right): FBI; FBI; FBI
     
     
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