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Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-Owhali

Nairobi embassy bombing cell Operative


Location of DetentionFlorence, Colorado, United States
AffiliationNairobi embassy bombing cell
SupervisorFazul Abdullah Mohammed
AffiliationEast Africa Embassy Bombers
Full Given NameMohamed Rashed Daoud Al-Owhali
Alias(es)Khalid Salim Saleh Bin Rashed1,2,5, Moath2, Abdul Jabbar Ali Abdel-Latif2, Khalid Salim Saleh bin Rashid5, Mohammed Akbar5, Abdul Jabba Ali5, Latif5, Abdel Jabbar al-Baloushi5, M'aad5, Mohammed al-Qatari5
Alternate Spelling(s)Mohamed al-Owhali, Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-'Owhali
Date of BirthJan. 18, 19775
Place of BirthLiverpool, England, United Kingdom5
Weight140 lbs5
DescriptionEyes: Black. Hair: Black.5
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)2
Charged withConspiracy, Murder1
Charging authorityUnited States
In connection withEast African Embassy Bombings
Charges issuedSept. 16, 1998
Case statusConvicted3
ConvictionsAll counts3
SentenceLife imprisonment.4
Case resolvedMay 29, 2001
Narrative and Notes
  • Would-be suicide bomber at the Nairobi embassy, but he fled before the bomb went off.
  • Al-'Owhali trained in explosives, hijacking, kidnapping, assassination and intelligence techniques in Afghanistan in 1996. He met Osama bin Laden during this time.2
    1 United States vs. Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-Owhali, complaint, Sept. 16, 1998.
    2 United States vs. bin Laden et al indictment, Nov. 4, 1998, and updates.
    3 'Embassy Bombings Verdicts.' Associated Press: May 29, 2001.
    4 Hirschkorn, Phil. 'Embassy bomber sentenced to life in prison.' CNN: June 17, 2001.
    5 FBI Executive Summary, Status of embassy bombings investigation, Nov. 18, 1998. Posted online by PBS' 'Frontline' program.
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