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Al-Qaeda leadership at formation

Al-Qaeda leadership, 1989

Osama bin Laden

Saudi
Emir
 

Abdullah Azzam

Palestinian
Founder
Killed Nov. 24, 1989

Abu Ayoub al-Iraqi

Iraqi
Deputy Emir
 

Abu Ubaidah al-Banshiri

Egyptian
Operations Chief
Killed May 21, 1996

Mohammed Atef

Egyptian
Operations
Killed November 2001

Mamdouh Mahmud Salim

Iraqi
Theologian
Detained Sept. 16, 1998

Ayman al-Zawahri

Egyptian
Theologian

Dr. Fadhl el Masry

Egyptian
Founder

Abu Faraj al-Yemeni

Yemeni
Founder

Dr. Abdallah Izzeldine


Founder

Abu Burhan al-Iraqi

Iraqi
Founder

Abu Fadhl al-Makkee

Saudi
Founder

Abu Musab al-Saudi

Saudi
Founder

Abu Rida al Suri

American
Financier
Current al-Qaeda leadership
Historical al-Qaeda Leadership
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
9-11
Sept. 11, 2001
Embassy Bombings
Aug. 7, 1998
Formation
1989
Key al-Qaeda Losses
Iraq Insurgency Leaders
Early al-Qaeda leaders: Fate Unknown
Hezbollah Leadership
Leadership of Other Organizations

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