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Omar al-Farouq

Al-Qaeda Terrorist Operations Planner


Means of DeathHostile Fire from British forces2
Date of DeathSept. 25, 20062
Location of DeathBasra, Iraq2
RoleTerrorist Operations Planner
SupervisorAbu Zubaydah
Alias(es)Mahmud bin Ahmad Assegaf, Mahmoud Ahmad Muhammed
Alternate Spelling(s)Umar Faruq, Omar al Farouk, Omar al Faruq al Kuwait, Umar al Farouq al Kuwaiti, Omar Farooq
Age at Death35
Date of BirthMay 24, 1971
Place of BirthKuwait
Narrative and Notes
  • After 9-11, Omar al-Farouq was considered al-Qaeda's point man in southeast Asia. Detained by Indonesian authorities on June 5, 2002, on immigration violations. He escaped from a U.S. detention facility in Bagram, Afghanistan, on July 11, 2005.
  • He made his way to Basra, Iraq. On Sept. 25, 2006, 250 soldiers with the United Kingdom's Princess of Wales Royal Regiment located and killed him during a firefight at his residence in a pre-dawn raid.1,2
    1 Caldwell, Alicia. 'Top bin Laden operative escaped U.S. custody, prosecutor says.' The Associated Press: Nov. 2, 2005.
    2 E-mail statement from U.S. Central Command.
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