Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim

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Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim
FBI file photo of subject
Photograph taken in 2000
Born (1965-09-05)September 5, 1965
Nationality Palestinian
Other names Ali Al Jassem Fahd, Jamal Saeed Abdulrahman, Fahad Ali al Jasseen, Ismael, Fahad
Criminal charge
Damaging an Aircraft; Unlawful Placing of a Destructive Device on an Aircraft; Performing an Act of Violence Against an Individual on an Aircraft; Hostage Taking; Murder of United States Nationals Outside of the United States; Attempted Murder of United States Nationals Outside of the United States; Causing Serious Bodily Injury to United States Nationals Outside the United States; Assault on a Passenger; Malicious Damage to an Aircraft; Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence; Aircraft Piracy; Aiding and Abetting; Conspiracy to Commit Offenses Outside the United States
Allegiance Abu Nidal Organization

Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim was indicted in the District of Columbia for his alleged role in the September 5, 1986, hijacking of Pan American World Airways Flight 73 during a stop in Karachi, Pakistan.

Background of Event[edit]

The attack resulted in the murder of 20 passengers and crew, including two American citizens, and the attempted murder of 379 passengers and crew, including 89 American citizens.[1]

Reward for Information[edit]

The Rewards For Justice Program, United States Department of State, is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction, in any country, of Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim.[2]

Rahim is most likely residing in a Middle Eastern country. He is believed to be a member of the Abu Nidal Organization. He is currently on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list.[3]

Reports of death[edit]

He was reported to have been killed in Pakistan by a U.S. drone strike on January 9, 2010 that killed three militants and destroyed a militant camp.[4][5][6] His death was never confirmed and he remains on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists and Rewards for Justice lists.


  1. ^ "Fbi — Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim". Fbi.gov. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  2. ^ http://www.rewardsforjustice.net/english/jamal_rahim.html
  3. ^ "FBI — Most Wanted Terrorists". Fbi.gov. 2001-09-11. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  4. ^ Ishtiaq Mahsud And Rasool Dawar (2010-01-15). "Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim Dead: Pakistan Says US Strike Killed FBI-Wanted Terrorist". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Three militants 'killed' in Pakistan drone strike". BBC News. 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  6. ^ Shah, Farzana. "Pan Am Flight-73 alleged hijacker ‘killed’ in drone attack in Pakistan". Asian Tribune. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the FBI.