Faris Ahmed Jamaan al-Showeel al-Zahrani

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Faris Ahmed Jamaan al-Showeel al-Zahrani (Arabic: فارس أحمد جمعان آل شويل الزهراني‎) was on Saudi Arabia's list of 26 'most-wanted' suspected terrorists.


Growing up in the Al-Baha region,[1] al-Zahrani attended the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University where he studied law, while working as an Imam.[1]


He was arrested in Abha by Saudi police on August 5, 2004 on charges of terrorism.[2] His capture was considered a serious blow to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia.[3]

Al-Zahrani and another man were arrested without incident, even though both were armed.


  1. ^ a b Stevens, Robert. Associated Press, "Confusion reigns in the Kingdom", July 2, 2004
  2. ^ Saudis' Most Wanted Is Captured, CBS News, 6 August 2004
  3. ^ al-Matrafi, Saad (2005-04-06). "Is Al-Rass the Last Stand for Al-Qaeda?". Arab News. Retrieved 2009-05-10.