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Refai Taha Musa

Al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya Leader

Details
ImportanceHigh
AffiliationAl-Gamaa al-Islamiyya1,2,3
RoleLeader1,2
AffiliationAl-Qaeda3
NationalityEgyptian
Alias(es)Ahmed Refai Taha2, Abu Yasser al Masri2, Abu Yasser el Masry
Alternate Spelling(s)Refa'i Taha Musa
GenderMale
Injuries/IllnessMay have lost part of his hand.4
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Liasion between al-Qaeda and al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya in the early 1990s.
  • Opposed 1997 ceasefire with government of Egypt.
  • In early 2001, published a book supporting mass casualty attacks.
  • Current whereabouts unknown.1,3
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    Sources
    1 U.S. State Department. 'Country Reports on Terrorism.' 2005.
    2 United States vs. Jamal al Badawi and Fahd al Quso, indictment, May 15, 2003.
    3 Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.
    4 U.S. prosecutor questioning Wadih El Hage before U.S. grand jury, Sept. 24, 1997.
     
     
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