Adil Awad Siyam

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An alleged former military chief of al-Jihad, Adil Awad Siyam (عادل عوض) (kunya: Abu al-Nadr) was killed by police in an April 1994 operation in Giza, Egypt.[1][2][3]

Alleged actions[edit]

Known to carry a Yemeni passport[4] and referred to as the "ghost man", Siyam was accused of overseeing a failed attempt to kill the warden of Turah prison, as well as Interior Minister Hasan al-Alfi.[2] He was also involved in one of the plots to assassinate Hosni Mubarak.[2]


On April 9, Egyptian General Raouf Khairat was assassinated in Cairo, leading to retaliatory raids against suspected militants.[5]

Siyam's death was alternately reported to have occurred on April 4, before the General was even killed,[6] or on April 21, eight days after his own death was announced by Interior Minister al-Alfi.[5][7][8]

A cache of explosives and small arms was said to have been seized in the raid.[9]


Siyam had a daughter who in turn married Isam Muhammad Khalil.[2]


  1. ^ The Middle East and North Africa", Routledge, 2004. p. 308
  2. ^ a b c d Asharq al-Awsat, Yemen deports Jihad leader's daughter to Egypt, May 14, 2007
  3. ^ Sullivan, Denis Joseph. "Islam in Contemporary Egypt", p. 88
  4. ^ Joint Publications Research Service, FBIS, JPRS Report, p. 9
  5. ^ a b Keesing's Record of World Events, Assassination of senior security official Government response, April 1994
  6. ^ Ayalon, Ami. "Middle East Contemporary Survey", 1994. p. 263
  7. ^ FBIS, Daily Report, p. 223
  8. ^ The Independent, Rebel chief killed, April 14, 1994
  9. ^ International Publications Service, "The Middle East and North Africa", 1995. p. 372