Homeland Security

Masood Azhar

Jaish-e-Mohammed Commander

Importance High
Affiliation Jaish-e-Mohammed
Role Commander
Nationality Pakistani
Alias(es) Maulana Masood Azhar
Gender Male
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)
  • Released from prison in India in 2000 in exchange for the release of 155 hostages aboard a hijacked Indian Airlines plane.
  • Formed Jaish e-Mohammed after his release.
  • Formerly in leadership of Harakat ul-Ansar.1
  • Sources and Notes

    1 U.S. State Department. 'Country Reports on Terrorism.' 2005.

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