Saudi list of most wanted suspected terrorists
|Wikinews has related news: Saudi most-wanted list includes former Guantanamo captives|
Periodically Saudi Arabias Ministry of Interior publishes a most wanted list. According to Asharq Alawsat Saudi Arabia has published four lists of "most wanted" suspected terrorists, and those lists contained 19, 26, 36 and 85 individuals.
|1||Turki Nasir Al-Dandani||تركي ناصر الدندني||died by suicide July 2003 in al-Jawf|
|2||Ali A. Al-Ghamdi||علي عبد الرحمن الفقعسي الغامدي||surrendered 26 June 2003|
|3||Khalid al-Juhani||خالد محمد الجهني||one of twelve dead perpetrators of the Riyadh compound bombings.|
|4||Saleh M. al-Oufi||صالح محمد عوض الله العلوي العوفي||became the leader after al-Muqrin death, killed 17 or 18 August 2005 in Madinah|
|5||Abdel Aziz al-Muqrin||عبد العزيز عيسى المقرن||became the leader after Al-'Uyayri death, killed in Riyadh 18 June 2004|
|6||Abdulrahman M. Yazji||عبدالرحمن محمد يازجي||killed 6 April 2005|
|7||Hani S. Al-Ghamdi||هاني سعيد الغامدي|||
|8||Mohammed O. Al-Waleedi Al-Shihri||محمد عثمان الوليدي الشهري|||
|9||Rakan M. Al-Saikhan||راكان محسن الصيخان||killed 12 April 2004 in Riyadh|
|10||Yousif S. Al-'Uyayri (or Ayyiri or etc.) aka al-Battar||يوسف صالح العييري الملقب بالبتار||first operational leader of AQAP, author, and webmaster, killed June 2003 in Saudi Arabia|
|11||Othman H. Al Maqboul al-'Amari||عثمان هادي آل مقبول العمري||recanted, under an amnesty deal, 28 June 2004|
|12||Bandar A. Al-Ghamdi||بندر عبد الرحمن الغامدي||captured September 2003 in Yemen and extradited to KSA|
|13||Ahmad N. Al-Dakheel||أحمد ناصر الدخيل||killed on July 28 in a police raid on a farm in Al-Qassim Province|
|14||Hamid F. Al-Asalmi al-Shammri||حمد فهد الأسلمي الشمري|||
|15||Faisal A. Al-Dakheel||فيصل عبدالرحمن الدخيل||killed with al-Muqrin|
|16||Sultan J. Al-Qahtani alias Zubayr Al-Rimi||سلطان جبران القحطاني||q.v., killed 23 September 2003 in Jizan|
|17||Jubran A. Hakami||جبران علي حكمي|||
|18||Abdul-Rahman M. Jabarah||عبدالرحمن منصور جبارة||"Canadian-Kuwaiti of Iraqi origin", dead according to al-Qaeda; brother of Kuwaiti-Canadian Mohamed Mansour Jabarah|
|19||Khalid A. Hajj or Abu-Hazim al-Sha'ir||خالد علي بن علي حاج||leader, killed in Riyadh March or April 2004|
List of December 6, 2003
A list published on December 5, 2003 contained twenty-six names. When a new list was published in February 2009 Carol Rosenberg, writing in the Miami Herald, reported that all but one of the captives had been killed or captured.
List of June 28, 2005
The list of June 28, 2005 contained thirty-six names. The Saudi government encouraged those named on the list to surrender, and promised lenient treatment. By April 7, 2007 the Saudi government reported that twenty-three of those individuals had been killed or captured.
List of February 3, 2009
The most recently published list was published on February 3, 2009. It listed 85 individuals, 83 of whom were Saudis, and two were from Yemen. Carol Rosenberg, reporting in the Miami Herald, wrote that six of the men on the new most wanted list were former Guantanamo captives. Robert Worth, reporting in the New York Times, wrote that fourteen Saudis, formerly held in Guantanamo, had fallen under suspicion of supporting terrorism following their release. The men were all believed to be living outside of Saudi Arabia, some of them receiving militant training. They were promised lenient treatment, and encouraged to turn themselves in at the nearest Saudi embassy.
Those on the new list include three Saudis who appeared in a threatening al Qaeda video: Said Ali al-Shihri, Abu Hareth Muhammad al-Awfi and Nasir al-Wuhayshi, and another individual named Abdullah al-Qarawi. Al-Wuhayshi claims he is the leader of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Al-Qarawi is reported to be the leader of Al-Qaida in the Persian Gulf. Al-Shihri and Al-Awfi are former Guantanamo captives, and Al-Shihri stated he is Al-Wuyashi's deputy.
An article published in Asharq Alawsat on February 6, 2009, noted the range in age among the suspects—from seventeen to fifty-two. This article named Abdullah El Qarawi, who it described as the "most dangerous" individual on the list, as the leader of Al Qaeda operations in the Persian Gulf. According to the article Abdullah El Qarawi is just 26 years old, and most of the individuals on the list are between 25 and 25. The article listed the names and ages of fifteen other individuals.
Another article in the Asharq Alawsat identified other individual from the list, including: Abdullah al-Abaed—wanted for the assassination of a senior police official, and Mohamed Abul-Khair, one of Osama bin Laden's bodyguards, and one of his sons-in-law.
On February 7, 2009 the Saudi Gazette reported some details of some of the wanted men. The article named seven men it identified as former Guantanamo captives, and five other most wanted suspected terrorists it did not identify as former Guantanamo captives.
|71||27||Mish'al Muhammad Rashid Al-Shedocky|
|105||31||Adnan Muhammed Ali Al Saigh|
|114||23||Yousuf Mohammed Mubarak Al Jubairi Al Shahri|
|177||Fahd Salih Sulayman Al Jutayli|
|184||35||Othman Ahmad Othman al-Ghamdi|
|185||31||Turki Mash Awi Zayid Al Asiri||
|187||32||Murtadha al Said Makram||
|188||34||Jabir Jubran Al Fayfi|
|192||29||Ibrahim Sulayman Muhammad Arbaysh||
|333||35||Mohamed Atiq Awayd Al Harbi||
|372||35||Said Ali al-Shihri|
|16 or 17||Abdullah Al Jebairi Al Shahri|
|29||20||Rayed Abdullah Salem Al Harbi|
|21||Naif Mohamed Al Qahtani|
|21||Hamd Hussein Nasser Al Hussein|
|22||Hassan Ibrahim Hamd Al Shaban|
|26||Abdullah El Qarawi|
|31||Ahmed Abdullah Al Zahrani|
|15||38||Badr Al Oufi Al Harbi|
|43||39||Abdullah Abdul-Rahman Al Harbi|
|52||Hussein Abdu Mohamed|
|Obaida Abdul-Rahman Al Otaibi|
|32||Sultan Radi al-Utaibi|
|47||Abdullah Mohammed Abdullah al-Ayad||
|Ahmed Owaidan Al-Harbi||
|73||Mohammed Otaik Owaid Al-Aufi Al-Harbi|
|26||Khaled Saleem Owaid Al-Luhaibi Al-Harbi|
|61||31||Fahd Raggad Samir Al-Ruwaili||
|Badr Mohammed Nasser al-Shihri|
List of January 2011
|1. Ahmad Abdul Aziz Jassir Al-Jassir||أحمد عبد العزيز جاسر آل جاسر|
|2. Ahmad Muhammada Abdul Aziz Al-Suwaid||أحمد محمد عبدالعزيز السويد||Saudi|
|3. Anas Ali Abdul Aziz Al-Nashwan||أنس علي عبد العزيز آل نشوان||Saudi|
|4. Basim Salim Inad Al-Subail||Saudi|
|5. Basim Muhammad Hamid Al-Fazzi Al-Juhani||باسم محمد حامد الفزي الجهني||Saudi|
|6. Bassam Ibrahim Yahya Al-Sulaimani||بسام إبراهيم يحيى السليماني||Saudi|
|7. Bandar Mushil Shai'an Al-Shaibani Al-Otaibi||بندر مسحل شيعان الشيباني العتيبي|
|8. Turki Sa'ad Muhammad Qulais Al-Shahrani||تركي سعد محمد قليص الشهراني||Saudi|
|9. Turki Hadi Sa'ad Al-Atifi Al-Qahtani||تركي هادي سعد العاطفي القحطاني||Saudi|
|10. Hussein Saleh Dhafir Aal Bahri||حسين صالح ظافر آل بحري||Saudi|
|11. Hamza Muhammad Hassan Uraishi||Saudi|
|12. Khalid Ali Abdul Rahman Al-Jubaili Al-Qahtani||خالد علي عبد الرحمن الجبيلي القحطاني||Saudi|
|13. Khalid Hadhal Abdullah Al-Atifi Al-Qahtani||خالد هذال عبدالله العاطفي القحطاني||Saudi||Surrendered|
|14. Za'am Saeed Farhan Al-Shaibani Al-Otaibi||زعام سعيد فرحان الشيباني العتيبي||Saudi|
|15. Sa'ad Qa'ed Muq'id Al-Maqqati||سعد قاعد مقعد المقاطي||Saudi|
|16. Solaiman Ahmad Turaikhim Al-Hamdan||سليمان أحمد طريخم الحمدان||Saudi|
|17. Saleh Abdul Aziz Hamad Al-Luhaib||صالح عبدالعزيز حمد اللهيب||Saudi|
|18. Adil Radhi Saqr Al-Wahabi Al-Harbi||عادل راضي صقر الوهابي الحربي||Saudi||$5,000,000 reward|
|19. Adil Salhe Ahmad Al-Qumaishi||عادل صالح أحمد القميشي||Saudi|
|20. Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz Rashid Al-Farraj||عبد الرحمن عبد العزيز راشد آل فراج||Saudi|
|21. Abdul Majeed Faisal Muhammad Al-Jubairi Al-Shehri||عبد المجيد فيصل محمد الجبيري الشهاري||Saudi|
|22. Amr Solaiman Ali Al-Ali||عمرو سليمان علي العلي||Saudi|
|23. Fahd Awaiyedh Mu'tiq Al-Ma'badi||Saudi|
|24. Fawwaz Ayedh Jaman Al-Masoudi Al-Otaibi||فواز عايض جمعان المسعودي العتيبي||Saudi|
|25. Fawwaz Awaiyedh Mu'tiq Al-Ma-badi||Saudi|
|26. Faisal Mu'tad Muqbil Al-Muraikhan Al-Harbi|
|27. Mu'tib Hamad Muhammad Al-Juraiwi||Saudi|
|28. Mu'tib Saeed Humammad Al-Amri||Saudi|
|29. Muhammad Saleem Saeed Buraikan||أنس علي عبدالعزيز النشوان||Saudi|
|30. Muhammad Farhan Salman Al-Maliki||محمد فرحان سلمان المالكي||Saudi|
|31. Nuhammad Mufrih Muhammad Al-Adwani Al-Zahrani||Saudi|
|32. Mu'jib Muhammad Jamal Al-Qahtani||Saudi|
|33. Hashim Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Hindi||هاشم محمد إبراهيم الهندي||Saudi|
|34. Waleed Jarbou' Edi Al-Julaidi Al-Harbi||Saudi|
|35. Waleed Humayeed Hameed Al-Waladi||Saudi|
|36. Yasser Dahheel Nafi' Al-Wahabi Al-Harbi||Saudi|
Suspects who remain at large, or otherwise unaccounted for
According to the Agence France Presse the SPA News Agency reported on May 23, 2009 that three Saudis suspected of ties to Al Qaida returned to Saudi Arabia and turned themselves in to authorities. The Arab News reported the identities of the three men were not made public, but that they had not been listed on the February 2009 most-wanted list. The Saudi Gazette reported that only two of the men voluntarily surrendered and that the third man was captured in Yemen.
On October 19, 2010, when reporting the surrender of Jabir Jubran Al Fayfi and Badr Mohammed Nasser al-Shihri the Associated Press asserted that 70 of the original 85 men named on the list remained at large or unaccounted for.
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