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Abu Musab al Suri

Jamaat e Jihal al Suri Leader

ImportanceMedium
AffiliationJamaat e Jihal al Suri
RoleLeader
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
NationalitySyrian
Alias(es)Abu Musabal Surre Omar Abdel Hakim2
Possibly the same asAbu Rida al Suri2
GenderMale
DescriptionBlond.1
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)
  • Trained in knife fighting and martial arts.1
  • Narrative and Notes (Possible)
  • Jamal al-Fadl acknowledged a high-ranking al-Qaeda member named "Abu Musabal Surre," who had authored some writings called "Alta Ribaal Sooriyah." He said this member was on al-Qaeda's shura council.
  • It is likely these are the same person.
  • Also possibly the same as Abu Rida al-Suri; al-Fadl in one day of testimony described Abu Musab al-Suri performing actions he previously attributed to Abu Rida al-Suri, in connection with al-Qaeda's attempt to purchase uranium in late 1993/early 1994.2
  • Sources and Notes

    1 Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.
    2 Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 4, Feb. 13, 2001.

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