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Mamdouh Mahmud Salim

Al-Qaeda Financier

Detained

Mamdouh Mahmud SalimMamdouh Mahmud Salim

Details
ImportanceVery High
Location of DetentionFlorence, Colorado, United States2
Date of CaptureSept. 16, 19981
Location of CaptureGermany
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleFinancier1
SupervisorOsama bin Laden
AffiliationAl-Qaeda Fatwah Committee5
AffiliationAl-Qaeda majlis al shura5
AffiliationAl Hijra5
NationalityIraqi1
Alias(es)Abu Hajer al-Iraqi1, Abu Hajer4, Abu Ibrahim al Iraqi Hajer5, Abu Jaffer8
Date of Birth19582
GenderMale
Charging authorityUnited States
In connection withEast African Embassy Bombings
Charges issuedSept. 14, 1998
Case statusConvicted
Charging authorityUnited States
In connection withMamdouh Mahmud Salim attacks prison guard
Case statusConvicted
Case resolvedSept. 25, 2003
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • Jamal al-Fadl described him as Osama bin Laden's closest friend.
  • The Federal Bureau of Prisons estimates his release date to be Nov. 13, 2028.
  • Trained as electrical engineer.
  • Managed guesthouses and training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • On several occasions, he advised other members of al-Qaeda that it was Islamically proper to attack nonbelievers, even if others might be killed. The innocents would go to paradise; those who were not innocent deserved to die, he said.
  • Advocated for al-Qaeda's move to Sudan in 1991 to a group of al-Qaeda members.
  • He made $1,500 a month working for al-Qaeda in Sudan, prompting complaints by Jamal al-Fadl, who was paid less.
  • In Sudan, he discussed fatwahs regarding the United States' presence in Saudi Arabia.
  • Held bank account at Bank Shmal, Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Assisted in al-Qaeda's attempt to buy uranium in 1993-94 timeframe.2,3,4,5,6,7
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    Sources
    1 The 9-11 Commission Report. July 22, 2004.
    2 U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons web site.
    3 United States vs. Mamdouh Mahmud Salim sentencing document.
    4 United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, Nov. 4, 1998, and updates.
    5 Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.
    6 Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 3, Feb. 7, 2001.
    7 Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 4, Feb. 13, 2001.
    8 Essam al-Ridi testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 5, Feb. 14, 2001.
    Photos (left to right): FBI, Government exhibit, United States vs. Moussaoui
     
     
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