Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam
|Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam|
|Born||Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam
February 19, 1976
|Died||January 1, 2009 (aged 32)
|Known for||1998 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 for his part in the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. He was born in Mombasa.
According to the indictment, Msalam
- with Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, purchased the SUV used by the Tanzania cell
- with Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan, purchased the Kenya bomb truck
- helped to load the Tanzania bomb truck
- fled Kenya to Karachi on the same airliner as Mohamed Odeh, on or about the day before the bombings.
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.
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. He served as al-Qaeda's chief of operations in Pakistan.
- Copy of indictment[permanent dead link] USA v. Usama bin Laden et al., Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies
- Msalam wanted poster, US State Department
- Msalam wanted poster, FBI
- "Al Qaeda lures, transforms young dropouts". Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Jan. 1 Attack By CIA Killed Two Leaders Of Al-Qaeda". Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Two Top Al Qaeda Terrorists Killed in Missile Attack". Fox News. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
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