Younis Mohammad Ibrahim al-Hayyari

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The Moroccan Younis Mohammad Ibrahim al-Hayyari (1969–2005) was #1 on Saudi Arabia's list[1] of 36 "most wanted terrorist suspects" published on 28 June 2005. He was killed five days later in a Saudi raid in western Riyadh.[2] His name in Arabic was يونس محمد إبراهيم الحياري .

The Saudi statement says that al-Hayyari traveled to KSA on hajj in 2001 and then went underground. He was accused of playing a part in several attacks in the country, in affiliation with fellow Moroccan Karim El Mejjati, who was killed at Ar Rass a few weeks earlier.

See also al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.


  1. ^ List of 36 most-wanted terrorist suspects, Embassy of Saudi Arabia to the United States, 28 June 2005, subject to updates
  2. ^ 'Al-Qaeda chief' killed in Riyadh, BBC, 3 July 2005