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Salem bin Suweid

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Operative

Dead1

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ImportanceLow
Means of DeathHanged1
Date of DeathMarch 20061
Location of DeathSwaka Prison, Amman, Jordan1
Capturing AuthorityJordan
Date of CaptureDec. 3, 2002
AffiliationAl-Qaeda in Iraq
RoleOperative
SupervisorAbu Musab al-Zarqawi
NationalityLibyan1
Alias(es)Abu Suheib Habib, Salem bin Suriya
Alternate Spelling(s)Salem Saad bin Suweid
Rough Age at Death44
Date of Birth1962
GenderMale
HistoryVeteran of Afghanistan-Soviet civil war (1980-1989)
Charging authorityJordan
In connection withUS diplomat assassinated in Amman
Case statusConvicted1
SentenceDeath1
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • Triggerman, along with Yasser Freihat, in the Laurence Foley killing.
  • Denied carrying out assassination at trial; claimed he was forced to confess by authorities.
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    Sources
    1 'Jordan hangs US diplomat killers.' BBC: March 11, 2006.
     
     
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