Salem el-Masri

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Salem el-Masri (سالم المصري) is allegedly[by whom?] an explosives trainer with Al-Jihad, who worked first in Afghanistan, and then in Khartoum at the Al-Damazin Farms project owned by Osama bin Laden.[1]

Life[edit]

El-Masri was believed by Jamal al-Fadl to have trained with Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon,[1] before finding himself attached to the Egyptian militant movement led by Ayman al-Zawahiri.[2]

He was part of the group of Al-Qaeda trainers that included Abu Taha al-Sudan, Saif al-Islam el-Masry, and Saif al-Adel who was invited to go to Lebanon, after Hezbollah consulted with Iran.[1]

According to a testimony by Jamal al-Fadl he taught the proper use of explosives in the Jihad Wahl training camp.[2]

Jamal al-Fadl testified in 2001 that he had seen el-Masri at the Al-Damazin Farms.[2] The Damazine Farm on the outskirts of Damazine City was an al-Qaeda farm that grew peanuts, sesame, and white corn, and which also was used for al-Qaeda weapons and explosives training, and was a base of el-Masri, as well as for other al-Qaeda members from Afghanistan and Sudan.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rohan Gunaratna (2002). Inside Al Qaeda: global network of terror. Columbia University Press. pp. 31–32, 146–48. ISBN 0231126921. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden, trial transcript, Day 2, U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York, Feb. 6, 2001.