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Known Associates of Abu Ubaidah al-Banshiri

Direct Associations
NameRelationshipLink(s)Earliest
Associated
Osama bin LadenSupervisorAl-Qaeda
Founders meet and form al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda gains first members
Abu Fadhl al Makkee gives Jamal al-Fadl money to buy a farm
Essam al-Ridi meets with Osama bin Laden
Al-Qaeda discusses targeting US forces in Somalia
Aug. 17, 1988
Abu Hafs al-MansouriSubordinateAl-Qaeda
Abu Khaleed al MadaniSubordinateAl-Qaeda
Abu Quaidba el MasrySubordinateAl-Qaeda
Jamal Ahmed al-FadlSubordinateAl-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda gains first members
Abu Fadhl al Makkee gives Jamal al-Fadl money to buy a farm
Ayman al-Zawahri gives money to Jamal al-Fadl to buy a farm
Al-Qaeda discusses targeting US forces in Somalia
1988
Saif al Islam el MasrySubordinateAl-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda Military Committee
Wadih El HageAssociateEssam al-Ridi meets with Osama bin Laden
1989
LHoussaine KherchtouAssociateOctober 1993
They knew each other in Kenya.
Mohammed AtefSame GroupAl-Qaeda Military Committee
Al-Qaeda gains first members
Arnaout and al-Qaeda member purchase small arms
Essam al-Ridi meets with Osama bin Laden
Atef and others train Somali tribes
Black Hawk Down
Atef and al-Banshiri meet with Odeh
Late 1989
Saif al-AdelSame GroupAl-Qaeda Military Committee
Atef and others train Somali tribes
Black Hawk Down
Spring 1993
Abdullah Ahmed AbdullahSame GroupAl-Qaeda Military Committee
Atef and others train Somali tribes
Black Hawk Down
Spring 1993
Khalid al-FawwazSame GroupAsma Limited
Wael JulaidanSame EventFounders meet and form al-Qaeda
Aug. 17, 1988
Mamdouh Mahmud SalimSame EventFounders meet and form al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda gains first members
Essam al-Ridi meets with Osama bin Laden
Aug. 17, 1988
Abu Ayoub al-IraqiSame EventAl-Qaeda gains first members
Al-Qaeda founders discuss possible move to Sudan
Late 1989
Abu Fadhl al-MakkeeSame EventAl-Qaeda founders discuss possible move to Sudan
Abu Fadhl al Makkee gives Jamal al-Fadl money to buy a farm
1990
Abu Hammam al SaudiSame EventAl-Qaeda founders discuss possible move to Sudan
1990
Abu Unays al SaudiSame EventAl-Qaeda founders discuss possible move to Sudan
1990
Abu Hassan al SudaniSame EventAl-Qaeda founders discuss possible move to Sudan
1990
Essam al-RidiSame EventEssam al-Ridi meets with Osama bin Laden
Early 1993
Mohamed Sadeek OdehSame EventAtef and others train Somali tribes
Black Hawk Down
Atef and al-Banshiri meet with Odeh
Spring 1993
Fazul Abdullah MohammedSame EventAtef and others train Somali tribes
Black Hawk Down
Spring 1993
Mushin Musa Matwalli AtwahSame EventAtef and others train Somali tribes
Black Hawk Down
Spring 1993
Ahmed Mohammed Hamed AliSame EventAtef and others train Somali tribes
Black Hawk Down
Spring 1993
Abu Talha al SudaniSame EventAl-Qaeda discusses targeting US forces in Somalia
Late 1993
Indirect Associations
Ayman al-ZawahiriIndirectAl-Qaeda gains first members
Late 1989
Doctor Abdallah IzzildineIndirectAl-Qaeda gains first members
Late 1989
Abu Musab al SaudiIndirectAl-Qaeda gains first members
Late 1989
Doctor Fadhl el MasryIndirectAl-Qaeda gains first members
Late 1989
Abu Faraj al-YemeniIndirectAl-Qaeda gains first members
Late 1989
Abu Burhan al-IraqiIndirectAl-Qaeda gains first members
Late 1989
Enaam ArnaoutIndirectArnaout and al-Qaeda member purchase small arms
1990
Yassin al-IraqiIndirectArnaout and al-Qaeda member purchase small arms
Ayman al-Zawahri gives money to Jamal al-Fadl to buy a farm
1990
Direct Associations describe relationships in which the two are believed to have had a personal relationship. Indirect associations are those who are connected through an event or group, but it is not established in sources that they ever had direct contact.

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