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Al-Qaeda Military Committee

Part of Al-Qaeda
Center of GravityAfghanistan
Area of OperationSudan
Former leaderMohammed Atef1
Former leaderAbu Ubaidah al-Banshiri1
Key membersSaif al-Adel, Saif al Islam el Masry, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah
Narrative and Notes
ReliableThe military committee selected targets for attacks and operatives to conduct them.

It is unclear if al-Qaeda's committee structure holds any relevance any longer, given the dispersion of group members and restrictions on their travel since 2001.
1United States vs. Osama bin Laden et. al. indictment, Nov. 4, 1998.
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