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Ali Mohamed

Al-Qaeda Trainer

AffiliationTaba Investments2
Alias(es)Abu Mohamed al-Amriki3, Abu Mohamed the American3, Bakhbola3, Bili Bili3, Haydara3
Alias(es)Jeff, Abu Malik2
Place of BirthEgypt
Narrative and Notes
  • Named a co-conspirator in United States vs. Osama bin Laden.
  • Provided military and intelligence training in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan for al-Qaeda and Egyptian Islamic Jihad members.1
  • Al-Qaida scout and trainer. Admitted member of al-Qaida, surveyed the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi as a possible target for a terrorist attack in 1993. Discussed possible attacks with associate Anas al-Liby. He provided photographs to Osama bin Laden in Sudan. Mohamed also trained al-Qaida terrorists in Afghanistan in the early 1990s, including many who were involved in the 1998 bombings, particularly Fazul Abdullah Mohammed. Also trained Saif al-Liby, L'Houssaine Khertchou, Abu Madyan el-Masri, Abu Ahmed el-Masry and Abu Rifa al-Liby.
  • While in the U.S. Army between 1986 and 1989, he trained U.S. Special Forces soldiers about Muslim culture. He admitted he helped secretly move bin Laden from Pakistan to Sudan in 1991 and gave members of his terrorist organization, al Qaeda, military and basic explosives training in Afghanistan.
  • Met with with Anas al-Liby, Hamza al-Liby and L'Houssaine Khertchou in Nairobi to develop photographs.
  • Associate of Mohamed Atef in Africa in mid-1990s, but Atef, according to Khertchou, Atef didn't fully trust him.
  • On Oct. 20, 2000, he pleaded guilty to five federal counts of conspiracy in connection with the bombings and other attacks.
    1 United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, indictment, Nov. 4, 1998 and updates.
    2 Wadih El Hage to U.S. grand jury, Sept. 24, 1997.
    3 L'Houssaine Kherchtou testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et. al., trial transcript, Day 8, Feb. 21, 2001.
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