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Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan

East Africa Embassy Bombers Operative

Sheikh Ahmed Salim SwedanSheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan

ImportanceLow
AffiliationEast Africa Embassy Bombers
RoleOperative
SupervisorAbdullah Ahmed Abdullah
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
NationalityKenyan1
Alias(es)Sheikh Bahamadi1, Ahmed Ally1, Bahamad1, Sheikh Bahamad1, Ahmed the Tall1
Alternate TransliterationSheikh Ahmad Salem Suweidan, Sheikh Ahmed Salem Swedan, Sheikh Swedan
Date of BirthApril 9, 19691
Alternate Date of BirthApril 9, 19601
Place of BirthMombasa, Kenya1
Height5'10'1
Weight175 lbs1
GenderMale
DescriptionHair: Black. Eyes: Brown. Complexion: Dark. He sometimes wears a mustache or light beard.1
Charging authorityUnited States
In connection withEast African Embassy Bombings
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)
  • Speaks Arabic, Swahili and English.
  • Purchased the trucks used in both the Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam embassy bombings.
  • The U.S. State Department is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his capture.
  • He managed a trucking business in Kenya.1
  • Sources and Notes

    1 FBI 'Most Wanted Terrorist' online poster.

    Photo credits (left to right)

    (1) FBI
    (2) FBI

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