Homeland Security

Fazul Abdullah Mohammed

Al-Qaeda Operative


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Importance Medium
Means of Death U.S. airstrike
Date of Death Jan. 7, 2007
Location of Death Somalia
Affiliation Al-Qaeda
Role Operative
Supervisor Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah
Affiliation East Africa Embassy Bombers
Affiliation Nairobi embassy bombing cell
Nationality Comoros Islander1
Nationality Kenyan1
Alias(es) Haroon Fazul1, Harun Fazul1, Fazul Abdilahi Mohammed1, Haru al Qamar4, Fadil Abdallah Muhamad1, Fadhil Haroun1, Abu Seif Al Sudani1, Abu Aisha1, Abu Luqman1, Fadel Abdallah Mohammed Ali1
Alternate Spelling(s) Abdallah Fazul, Abdalla Fazul, Abdallah Mohammed Fazul, Fazul Adballah, Fazul Mohammed
Age at Death 34
Date of Birth Aug. 25, 19721
Alternate Date of Birth Dec. 25, 19741,2
Place of Birth Moroni, Comoros Islands1
Height 5'4'1
Weight 130 lbs1
Gender Male
Description He wears baseball caps and dresses casually. Black hair, brown eyes, dark complexion.1
Charged with Conspiracy, Murder3
Charging authority United States
In connection with East African Embassy Bombings
Charges issued Nov. 4, 1998
Case status Pending
Narrative and Notes
  • Mohammed took part in the planning and execution of the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998.
  • He speaks French, Swahili, Arabic, English and Comoran.
  • He is skilled with computers.
  • The U.S. State Department is offering up to $5 million for information leading to his capture.
  • He was targeted in an American airstrike in Somalia in January 2007, and initial reports say he may have been killed.1
    1 FBI most-wanted terrorist poster.
    2 He also has used Feb. 25, 1974, according to the FBI.
    3 nited States vs. bin Laden, Atef, El Hage, Fazul Mohammed, Odeh and Al-Owhali, indictment, Nov. 4, 1998.
    4 L'Houssaine Kherchtou testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et. al., trial transcript, Day 8, Feb. 21, 2001.
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