Mustafa Ahmed Hassan Hamza

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Mustafa Hamza (born 1956)[1] is an Egyptian commander of the military branch of the Islamic Group. He was sentenced to death in absentia by an Egyptian court in the Returnees from Afghanistan case. It is believed he took part in the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat, the attempted assassination of President Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa in June 1995, and the Luxor massacre, which killed more than 60 tourists and Egyptians in 1997. He was in Iran until May 2004, when he was extradited to Egypt. He was pardoned in 2012.[2] Also goes by the aliases Abu Hazem, Mohamed Gamal El-Sayed, Mohamed Gamal El-Sayed Ali Khalil.


  1. ^ Felix Kuehn, Alex Strick van Linschoten (23 August 2012). An Enemy We Created: The Myth of the Taliban-Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan. Oxford University Press. p. 482. ISBN 9780199977239. 
  2. ^ Robert Windrem. "Al-Qaida leaders, associates". MSNBC. Retrieved 2012-05-06.