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Faker Boussora

Al-Qaeda Operative

Faker Boussora

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ImportanceLow
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleOperative
Full Given NameFaker Ben Abdulazziz Boussora
NationalityCanadian1
NationalityTunisian
Alias(es)Abu Yusuf al-Tunisi1,2, Abu Yusuf al Tunisi1,2, Yusuf al-Tunisi1,2, Abdulaziz1,2, Fakeroun1,2, Fakir2, Fakerrou2
Alternate Spelling(s)Fakr Abdul Aziz Boussoura, Fakr Boussora
Date of BirthMarch 22, 19641,2
Place of BirthTunisia1,2
Height5-71,2
Weight165 lbs1,2
GenderMale
DescriptionHair: Black; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Medium. He has predominately protruding ears.1,2
Injuries/IllnessHe is believed to have a serious pituitary gland illness.1,2
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)2
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • The FBI is seeking Boussora for possible terrorist activity within the United States.
  • The U.S. government is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his capture.
  • According to Rewards for Justice:
  • Faker Boussora, also known as Abu Yusif al- Tunisi, is a Tunisian national with extensive connections to radical Islamic extremism. He is an al-Qaeda trained operative with declared intentions of becoming a suicide martyr. Boussora is an associate of Tunisian terror suspect Abderraouf Jdey, and the two are believed to be traveling together.
  • Boussora left his native Tunisia in 1988 to reside in France. He departed France in 1991 and immigrated to Montreal, Canada, traveling back and forth from Canada to Tunisia frequently during the 1990's. Boussora gained Canadian citizenship in 1999 and while in Canada attended the El-Sunna (or Assunah) Mosque in Montreal.
  • Boussora departed Canada in 1999 and may have made more than one trip to Mghanistan during the 1999- 2000 timeframe. He received training from al-Qaeda while in Afghanistan, and subsequently returned to Canada.
  • Boussora was last identified as potentially being in Turkey in early 2002, and may be traveling within the surrounding region. However, authorities remain concerned that he may attempt to return to Canada or the United States to plan or participate in a terrorist attack. Boussora is thought to possibly suffer from a serious illness and may be in extremely poor health, resulting in weight loss and altered physical appearance. 1,2
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    Sources
    1 FBI seeking information alert, viewed Nov. 6, 2006.
    2 Rewards for Justice, viewed Nov. 9, 2006.
    Photo: FBI
     
     
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