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Doctor Fadhl el Masry

Al-Qaeda Founder

Details
ImportanceHigh
AffiliationAl-Qaeda1
RoleFounder1
AffiliationAl-Qaeda majlis al shura1
NationalityEgyptian2
Alternate Spelling(s)Fadhl al-Masri
GenderMale
HistoryVeteran of Afghanistan-Soviet civil war (1980-1989)
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • U.S. government witness Jamal al-Fadl described Dr. Fadhl el Masry as one of the founders of al-Qaeda, and as a member of the group's shura council.
  • He is a physician.
  • Wrote books.1,3
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    Sources
    1 Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.
    2 Presumed from name.
    3 Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 4, Feb. 13, 2001.
     
     
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