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Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal

Al-Qaeda Terrorist Operations Facilitator

Detained

Details
ImportanceHigh
Location of DetentionYemen
Capturing AuthorityYemen
Date of CaptureNov. 25, 20033
Location of CaptureSanaa, Yemen
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleTerrorist Operations Facilitator
SupervisorQaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi
Full Given NameMohammed Hamdi Sadiq al-Ahdal
NationalitySaudi
NationalityYemeni
Alias(es)Abu Asim al-Makki1, Abu Assem al-Makky3
Alias(es)Abu Assem al-Ahdal, Abu Asim al Ahdal
Alias(es)Rashid, Muhammad al-Hamati1
Date of Birth1971
Place of BirthSaudi Arabia
GenderMale
Injuries/IllnessLost his left leg below the knee while fighting in Chechnya.3
Charged withFinancing al-Qaeda
Charging authorityYemen
Sentence3 years, 1 month imprisonment2
Case resolvedMay 3, 2006
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • Took over operations in Yemen after Qaed al-Harethi's death.3
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    Possible
  • Veteran of Bosnia and Chechnya.3
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    Sources
    1 U.S. Treasury Department frozen assets list, Oct. 12, 2001.
    2 'Al-Qaida operative in Yemen sentenced to 3 years for French tanker attack.' The Associated Press, May 3, 2006.
    3 Al-Haj, Ahmed. 'Detainee eyed in attacks against USS Cole, tanker.' The Associated Press, Nov. 26, 2003.
     
     
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