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Fathur Rahman al-Ghozi

Jemaah Islamiya Bombmaker


Date of DeathOctober 2003
Location of DeathPhilippines
AffiliationJemaah Islamiya1
Alias(es)Randy Alih2, Randy Ali2, Randy Adam Alih2, Sammy Sali Jamil2, Sammy Salih Jamil2, Rony Azad bin Ahad2, Rony Azad bin Ahmad2, Edris Anwar Rodin2
Alias(es)Abu Saad2, Freedom Fighter2
Alternate Spelling(s)Fathur Rohman al-Ghozhi, Fathur Rohman Al Ghozi, Fathur Rohman Alghozi, Fathur Rahman al-Gozi, Fathur Rahman al-Gozhi
Age at Death32
Date of BirthFeb. 17, 19712
Place of BirthMadiun, East Java, Indonesia2
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)1
Charged withExplosives-related1
Charging authorityPhilippines
Charges issuedEarly 2002
Case statusConvicted1
Sentence10-12 years imprisonment1
Case resolvedApril 2002
Narrative and Notes
  • Al-Ghozi is a JI member and explosives expert who received military training at an al-Qaida camp on the Afghan-Pakistani border.
  • Al-Ghozi was involved in conducting surveillance and procuring explosives for the Hambali-approved JI plan to attack U.S. and other Western interests in Singapore.
  • He admitted to helping plan and finance a series of bombings in the Philippines on December 30, 2000, that killed 22 people and injured more than 100. He also served as a JI trainer and conducted bomb-making courses in Malaysia and the Philippines attended by JI members.
  • Al-Ghozi was detained by Philippine authorities on January 15, 2002, pled guilty to explosives charges in April 2002, and was sentenced to 10-12 years in jail. While under detention, he gave police information that led to the discovery of more than a ton of explosives, 300 detonators and other bomb-making materials in the Southern Philippines.
  • He escaped on July 14, 2003, and was reportedly killed three months later.1,2
    1 Press release JS-700, U.S. Department of Treasury, Sept. 5, 2003.
    2 U.S. Frozen Assets list.
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