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Mustafa Mohammed Fadhil

Dar Es Salaam embassy bombing cell Operative


Mustafa Mohammed Fadhil

Date of Capture20044
AffiliationDar Es Salaam embassy bombing cell
AffiliationEast Africa Embassy Bombers
Alias(es)Moustafa Ali Elbishy1, Abu Yussrr1, Abu Khalid al-Nubi5, Hussein1, Hassan Ali1, Abd Al Wakil Al Masri1, Abu Anis1, Abu Khalid al Masri5, Nu Man1, Abu Jihad al-Nubi1
Alternate Name(s)Mustafa Muhamad Fadil, Mustafa Fazul
Possibly the same asAbu Khalid al-Masri
Date of BirthJune 23, 19761,3
Place of BirthCairo, Egypt1,3
Weight130 lbs
DescriptionHair: Black, curly, short. Complexion: Olive. Eyes: dark.1,3
Charged withMurder, conspiracy, attacking a federal facility2
Charging authorityUnited States
In connection withEast African Embassy Bombings
Charges issuedDec. 16, 1998
Case statusPending
Narrative and Notes
  • Speaks Arabic and Swahili, reads English.3
  • Fadhil's status is uncertain. He vanished from the FBI's "most wanted" terrorist list in late 2004, prompting speculation he was detained. However, there has been no public acknowledgement from the U.S. government that this is the case.
  • A $5 million reward was offered for information leading to his capture; it is unclear if it is still in effect.
    1 Rewards for Justice page on Fadhil.
    2 U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York, press release, Dec. 16, 1998.
    3 FBI 'most wanted terrorist' Internet poster.
    4 Speculation (see narrative).
    5 L'Houssaine Kherchtou testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et. al., trial transcript, Day 8, Feb. 21, 2001.
    Photo: FBI
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