Khaled Ali Hajj

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Leader
Khalid Ali bin-Ali al-Hajj
Born1973
DiedMarch 15, 2004
Cause of deathSaudi Security Forces
Other namesAbu-Hazim al-Sha'ir
OrganizationAl-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
Notable workSaudi Most Wanted
Riyadh compound bombings
PredecessorYusef al-Ayeri
SuccessorAbdel Aziz al-Muqrin
Opponent(s)Saudi Arabia

Khalid Ali bin-Ali al-Hajj also known as, "Abu-Hazim al-Sha'ir" was an alleged leader of Al-Qaeda listed on Saudi Arabia's Most Wanted list. Khalid al-Hajj was a colleague of Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in 1997.[1] In addition, Khalid al-Hajj replaced Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the mastermind of the USS Cole bombing, as the leader of an Al-Qaeda faction.[2] Khalid al-Hajj was reportedly killed on March 15, 2004 by Saudi Security Forces.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Al-Qa'ida in Saudi Arabia 2003 and 2004 - Andrzej Ancygier - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  2. ^ "New Al Qaeda Terror Chief in Persian Gulf". Fox News. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  3. ^ Saudi Arabia: National Security in a Troubled Region - Anthony H. Cordesman - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-02-18.