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Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi

Al-Qaeda Senior Operative

Dead

Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi

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ImportanceHigh
Means of DeathCIA Drone missile strike
Date of DeathNov. 3, 2002
Location of DeathMarib, Yemen
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleSenior Operative
NationalityYemeni
Alias(es)Abu Ali, Ali al-Harethi
Possibly the same asAbdouh al Mukhlafi1
Rough Age at Death45
Date of Birth1957
GenderMale
HistoryVeteran of Afghanistan-Soviet civil war (1980-1989)
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Qaed al-Harethi was a senior al-Qaeda operative in Yemen who may have played a role in the USS Cole bombing. He was a bodyguard for bin Laden in Sudan in the early 1990s.2
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    Sources
    1 Speculation; their descriptions are similar.
    2 Lumpkin, John. 'Al-Qaida suspects die in U.S. missile strike.' The Associated Press: Nov. 4, 2002.
    Photo: GlobalSecurity.Org archive
     
     
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