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Jamal al Badawi

Al-Qaeda Operative

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SupervisorAbd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
Full Given NameJamal Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi
Alias(es)Jamal Muhsin Al-Tali1, Abu Abdul Rahman Al-Badawi1, Abu Abdul Rahman Al-Adani1, Jamal Mohammad Ahmad1
Alternate Spelling(s)Jamal al-Badawi, Jamal Mohammad Ahmad Ali Al-Badawi, Jamal al Bedawi, Jamal al-Bedawi
Date of BirthJuly 22, 19601
Alternate Date of BirthOct. 23, 19601
Place of BirthAl-Shargian, Makiris, Yemen
Weight175 lbs
DescriptionBuild: Medium; Hair: Black; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Olive. He may have facial hair.1
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)2
Charged withMurder; Conspiracy to Murder; Material Support to Terrorist Organization; several others1
Charging authorityUnited States
In connection withUSS Cole bombing
Charges issuedMay 15, 2003
Charging authorityYemen
In connection withUSS Cole bombing
Case statusConvicted3
Sentence15 years (reduced from death)3
Case resolvedSeptember 2004
Narrative and Notes
  • Jamal al Badawi served as a facilitator in the USS Cole bombing, locating the bomb boat and a private residence in Aden, Yemen, where the boat could be constructed.
  • Badawi has twice escaped from a Yemeni prison after being detained in connection with the Cole bombing, first in April 2003. He was recaptured in March 2004, then escaped again on Feb. 3, 2006.
  • As of 2006, the U.S. government is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his capture.1,2
    1 FBI Most-Wanted Terrorist Page, viewed Feb. 3, 2006.
    2 United States vs. Jamal al Badawi and Fahd al Quso, indictment, May 15, 2003.
    3 "Did Qaeda Fugitives Get Inside Help?" CBS News/Associated Press: Feb. 5, 2006.
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