Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali

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Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali
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FBI photo of Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali
Born circa 1965
Egypt
Died 2010
Pakistan
Known for On the list of FBI Most Wanted Terrorists
1998 United States embassy bombings

Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali (Arabic: أحمد محمّد حامد علي‎) (circa 1965 - 2010) was an Egyptian national wanted by the United States government in connection with the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi.

Aliases[edit]

Shuaib شعيب
Abu Islam al-Surir أبو إسلام أل-سورير
Ahmed the Egyptian أحمد المصري
Ahmed Hemed أحمد حمد
Hamed Ali حامد علي
Ahmed Shieb أحمد شعب
Abu Islam أبو إسلام
Ahmed Mohammed Ali أحمد محمّد علي
Ahmed Hamed أحمد حامد
Ahmed Mohammed Abdurehman احمد محمّد عبدالرحمن
Abu Khadiijah أبو خديجة
Abu Fatima أبو فاطمة
Ahmad al-Masri حمد ال-مصري

Life before the bombings[edit]

It is thought that, before becoming an accomplice in bombing various American embassies, Hamed Ali worked in the field of agriculture, with formal training in the industry.[1] American Homeland Security officials considered Ali an operative of al-Qaeda.[2] Hamed Ali had been part of an al Qaeda cell operating in Somalia in the early 1990s that provided training to Somali tribesmen who attacked U.S. forces in that country, according to his indictment. Hamed Ali lived in Kenya until fleeing the country on August 2, 1998. He located himself in Karachi, Pakistan until the bombings on August 7, 1998.[1]

Indicted for the 1998 American embassy bombings[edit]

Ali was indicted for his suspected role in the 1998 United States embassy bombings by a grand jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.[3][1] The United States Government's Rewards for Justice program had offered a 5 million US dollar reward for information directly leading to the capture of Hamed Ali.[3]

On October 10, 2001, he was placed on the initial list of the FBI's top 22 Most Wanted Terrorists. He served as al-Qaeda's Chief of Paramilitary Operations in Afghanistan.

Death[edit]

The National Counterterrorism Center reported in 2011 that Ali was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan in 2010.[4][5] By May 2012, Ali was no longer listed as a wanted terrorist by either Rewards for Justice[6] or the FBI.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali." FBI Most Wanted Terrorists. The Federal Bureau of Investigation. 23 June 2008
  2. ^ Lumpkin, John. "Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali: Nairobi embassy bombing cell Operative." Homeland Security. Global Security. 23 June 2008
  3. ^ a b "Wanted Ahmed Mohamed Hamed Ali Up to $5 Million Reward." Rewards for Justice: Seeking Information Against International Terrorism. The United US Department of State. 23 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Report: Drone strikes killing few leaders". UPI. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/20/AR2011022002975.html
  6. ^ "Rewards for Justice-Wanted_Terrorist – english". Rewardsforjustice.net. 
  7. ^ "Most Wanted Terrorists". fbi.gov.