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Mushin Musa Matwalli Atwah

Al-Qaeda Operative

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Mushin Musa Matwalli AtwahMushin Musa Matwalli Atwah

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ImportanceMedium
Means of DeathFire from Pakistani helicopter gunship2
Date of DeathApril 12, 20062
Location of DeathNaghar Kalai, Pakistan2
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleOperative
NationalityEgyptian1
Alias(es)Abdul Rahman1, Abdul Rahman al-Muhajir1, Abdel Rahman1, Mohammed K.A. Al-Namer1, Abu Mohsin Musa, Abu Rachman Abu Hajer5, Abu Rachman al-Muhajer5
Alternate Spelling(s)Mohsin Musa Matawalli Atwah
Age at Death41
Date of BirthJune 19, 19641
Place of BirthEgypt1
Height5'5'1
GenderMale
DescriptionHair: Dark, graying. Eyes: Dark.1
Charging authorityUnited States
In connection withEast African Embassy Bombings
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • Conducted explosives training in Farouq camp, Afghanistan, in early 1990s.
  • Speaks Arabic.
  • Married to a Palestinian.
  • The State Department is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his capture.
  • Along with Saif al-Adel and Ali Mohamed, provided training to al-Qaeda and Egyptian Islamic Jihad members in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan, starting in 1990 or earlier.
  • He was identified as an unindicted co-conspirator in the USS Cole bombing. He assisted in testing the explosives used in the attack.
  • In April 2006, Pakistan claimed to have killed Atwah in a raid on a village near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The U.S. government confirmed this in October 2006.1,2,4,5,6
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    Possible
  • Thought to be in Afghanistan as of October 2001.3
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    Sources
    1 FBI 'Most Wanted Terrorist' online poster.
    2 'Pakistan Says Suspect In Kenya Blast Killed.' Reuters: April 14, 2006.
    3 U.S. State Department's Rewards for Justice online poster.
    4 United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al indictment, Nov. 4, 1998, and updates.
    5 L'Houssaine Kherchtou testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et. al., trial transcript, Day 8, Feb. 21, 2001.
    6 United States vs. Jamal al Badawi and Fahd al Quso, indictment, May 15, 2003.
    Photos (left to right): FBI; FBI
     
     
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