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Jainal Antel Sali

Abu Sayyaf Spokesman


Jainal Antel Sali

Means of DeathHostile fire from Philippine security forces2
Date of DeathJan. 16, 20072
Location of DeathJolo Island, Philippines2
AffiliationAbu Sayyaf1
SupervisorKhadafi Janjalani
Full Given NameJainal Antel Sali, Jr.
Alias(es)Abu Solaiman1, Abu Sulaiman1, Abu Sulayman1, Abu Solajman1, The Engineer1
Alternate Spelling(s)Jainal Antal Sali, Jr.
Age at Death42
Date of BirthJune 1, 19641
Place of BirthZamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines1
DescriptionHair: Black; Eyes: Brown; Complexion: Tan. He is usually clean-shaven. He has a severe v-gap between his upper-front teeth and a jutting jaw line.1
Charged withHostage Taking Resulting in Death; Murder of a U.S. national outside the United States; several others1
Charging authorityUnited States
Narrative and Notes
  • He was suspected bombing on a passenger ferry in 2004, killing 116.
  • He was also wanted in the United States in connection with the kidnapping and beheading of a California tourist in the Philippines in 2001.
  • Sali spoke Tausug, Tagalog, Arabic and English.
  • He was well-educated and very religious.
  • The U.S. government is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his capture.1,2
  • He was thought to travel to Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.1
    1 FBI Most-Wanted Terrorist page, viewed Nov. 6, 2006.
    2 Watson, Paul and Al Jacinto. 'Philippine militant slain.' Los Angeles Times: Jan. 18, 2007.
    Photo: FBI
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