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Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi

Al-Qaeda Operative


Location of DetentionU.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Date of CaptureDecember 2001
Location of CaptureAfghanistan
SupervisorShaikh Saiid al-Masri
AffiliationTaba Investments
Alias(es)Mohamed Salih Ahmed, Abu Khobaib al Sudani, Abu Khabuib al Sudani1
Alternate Spelling(s)Ibrahim al-Qosi
Charged withConspiracy
Charging authorityUnited States Military
Charges issuedFeb. 24, 2004
Narrative and Notes
  • Member of al-Qaida since June 1989, deputy to Shaikh Sayyid al-Masri, al-Qaida's financial chief.
  • Trained al-Farouq camp in late 1990 and early 1991. Worked in al-Qaida's Mektabh al Muhassiba (accounting office) in Peshawar in 1991.
  • Assisted in smuggling weapons from Sudan to Yemen in 1993.
  • It has been speculated these were used in attacks on U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia.
  • Worked in Taba Investment Company, 1992-95. Bodyguard for bin Laden, 1994; 1996-2001.
  • Fought Chechnya, 1995, after bin Laden financed his trip there. Rejoined bin Laden in 1996 in Afghanistan, serving as bodyguard, driver, supplies manager and cook for bin Laden's retinue. Captured in Afghanistan in December 2001.
  • President Bush determined he was subject to a military commission on July 3, 2003. His charge of conspiracy was announced on Feb. 24, 2004.1
    1 Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.
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