Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam

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Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam
BornFebruary 19, 1976
DiedJanuary 1, 2009 (aged 32)
Known for1998 United States embassy bombings

Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam (Arabic: فهد محمد علي مسالم‎, also known as Usama al-Kini) (February 19, 1976 – January 1, 2009) was a Kenyan terrorist conspirator, wanted in the United States[1][2][3] for his part in the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. He was born in Mombasa.

According to the indictment, Msalam

Msalam was charged with 213 counts of murder, other counts which apply specifically to attacks against American federal personnel and facilities, counts of using weapons of mass destruction, and various conspiracy counts.

Msalam once worked as a clothing vendor. He also played midfield for a local soccer team called the Black Panthers.[4]

Msalam was on the FBI's list of Most Wanted Terrorists since its inception on October 10, 2001. The United States Department of State, through the Rewards for Justice Program, offered up to US$5,000,000 for information on the location of Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam.[2] He served as al-Qaeda's chief of operations for Pakistan.

On January 1, 2009, Msalam was killed in Pakistan in an American unmanned drone attack along with his lieutenant, Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan.[5][6]


  1. ^ Copy of indictment USA v. Usama bin Laden et al., Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies
  2. ^ a b Msalam wanted poster Archived 2007-02-13 at the Wayback Machine, US State Department
  3. ^ Msalam wanted poster Archived 2009-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, FBI
  4. ^ "Al Qaeda lures, transforms young dropouts". Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Jan. 1 Attack By CIA Killed Two Leaders Of Al-Qaeda". Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Two Top Al Qaeda Terrorists Killed in Missile Attack". Fox News. Retrieved 12 February 2015.