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Doctor Abdallah Izzildine

Al-Qaeda Founder

ImportanceHigh
AffiliationAl-Qaeda1
RoleFounder1
GenderMale
HistoryVeteran of Afghanistan-Soviet civil war (1980-1989)
Narrative and Notes (Possible)
  • U.S. government witness Jamal al-Fadl described Izzildine as among the founders of al-Qaeda at the end of the Afghan-Soviet war.
  • In 1992, Al-Fadl went to meet him and Abu Nofal al-Saudi in Hungary.1
  • Sources and Notes

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

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