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Wadi al Aqiq

Part of Al-Qaeda
Details
Center of GravitySudan1
GoalHolding company1
LeaderOsama bin Laden
Key membersMamdouh Mahmud Salim, Wadih El Hage
Formed1991
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableOsama bin Laden formed a holding company called Wadi al-Aqiq in the Khartoum, Sudan, to raise money for al-Qaeda purposes. It was the first al-Qaeda company formed in Sudan.
Osama served as chairman, and Salim as the general manager.1,2,3
 
 
Sources
1United States vs. bin Laden, Atef, El Hage, Fazul Mohammed, Odeh and Al-Owhali, indictment, Nov. 4, 1998.
2Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.
3Essam al-Ridi testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 5, Feb. 14, 2001.
 
 
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