Asim Abdulrahman

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The son of Omar Abdur Rahman, Asim Abdulrahman was described as "among the closest" of Osama bin Laden's followers in the days following the September 11th attacks in 2001.[1]

Under the kunya Abu Asim, he was believed to lead an Egyptian militant group that allied itself with the World Islamic Front as of 1998.[2]

In early November 2001, the Taliban government announced they were bestowing Afghan citizenship on him, as well as bin Laden, Zawahiri, Saif al-Adl and Mohammed Atef.[3]