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Abu Hamza Rabia

Al-Qaeda Terrorist Operations Planner

Dead

Details
ImportanceHigh
Means of DeathExplosion
Date of DeathNov. 30, 2005
Location of DeathMir Ali, North Waziristan, Pakistan
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleTerrorist Operations Planner
SupervisorAbu Faraj al-Libbi
NationalityEgyptian1
Alias(es)Hamza Rabia
GenderMale
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • After his death, he was described as a high-level al-Qaeda operations chief who took over for the captured Abu Faraj al-Libi. He has not been tied overtly to any al-Qaeda operations.
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    Questionable
  • It is unclear how he died; the Pakistanis claimed he died in an explosives accident. Witnesses claimed to have seen a drone aircraft fire a missile at the home in which he was staying.1
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    Sources
    1 'Al-Qaeda's No. 3 dead, but how?' CNN: Dec. 4, 2005.
     
     
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