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Abu Mohamed el Masry Saad al Sharif

Al-Qaeda Senior Member

ImportanceHigh
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleSenior Member
SupervisorOsama bin Laden
AffiliationAl-Qaeda majlis al shura1
NationalitySaudi1
Alias(es)Abu Saad al Sharif Abu Mohamed Saudi
Possibly the same asSaad al-Sharif
Possibly the same asAbdullah Ahmed Abdullah
GenderMale
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)
  • Jamal al-Fadl described Abu Mohamed el Masry Saad al-Sharif as a member of al-Qaeda's shura after its formation. 1
  • Narrative and Notes (Possible)
  • It is possible that he is the same person as Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, a senior al-Qaeda operator who is frequently referred to by his nom de guerre, Abu Mohamed al-Masri, which is the same as the first part of this figure's name. But Abdullah is described as Egyptian, while al-Fadl described Saad al-Sharif as Saudi.
  • It is more likely that he is the same as Sa'd al-Sharif, a figure described as an al-Qaida financier and Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law by the United Nations.1,2
  • Sources and Notes

    1 Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.
    2 United Nation's Press Release AFG/169. Nov. 26, 2001.

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