|Mohammed Saddiq Odeh|
Odeh being transported to United States from Kenya
1 March 1965 |
Tabouk, Saudi Arabia
Inter-Services Intelligence and FBI
|Citizenship||Jordanian and Kenyan|
|Detained at||ADX Florence, Colorado|
|Alternate name||Khalid Salim|
|Alleged to be a member of||al-Qaeda|
|Charge(s)||1998 US embassy attacks|
|Penalty||life imprisonment (2001)|
|Spouse||Nassem Nassor born August 15, 1969 |
Mohammed Saddiq Odeh (born 1 March 1965) is a Palestinian terrorist and one of the four former al-Qaeda members sentenced to life imprisonment in 2001 for their parts in the 1998 United States embassy bombings. He is in a supermax prison known as ADX Florence.
In March 1993, Saif al-Adel ordered Mohammed Odeh to Somalia, telling him that his mission was to train tribes in fighting. He has been accused of training forces loyal to warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid in 1993, while other sources have suggested he was training Ittihad al-Islamiyya members. The following year he was sent to Mombassa, Kenya with money from Mohammed Atef to purchase himself a 7-tonne trawler and start a fishing business.
An engineer with joint Kenyan and Jordanian citizenship, Odeh was arrested after departing his flight from Nairobi to Karachi with a forged Yemeni passport with a photograph that clearly did not match his face. He was interrogated by ISI agents when he listed his flight destination as "Afghanistan", and confessed to his role in the bombings, claiming that seven men had plotted them together. A week later he was returned to Nairobi, where he was taken into custody of the FBI.
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