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Al-Qaeda Fatwah Committee

Part of Al-Qaeda
Center of GravityAfghanistan
Area of OperationSudan, Pakistan
GoalTo perform religious study and issue fatwahs
LeaderAyman al-Zawahiri1
Alias(es)Al-Qaeda Fatwa Committee
Key membersDoctor Fadhl el Masry, Abu Faraj al-Yemeni, Saad al-Sharif, Abu Qutada, Abu Mohamed el Masry Saad al Sharif, Mamdouh Mahmud Salim
Narrative and Notes
ReliableThis group debated and issued religious edicts governing al-Qaeda's actions. It is unclear if al-Qaeda's committee structure remained in effect after 2001.
1Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.
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