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– ABDULLAH AHMED ABDULLAH

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* Abdulla Ahmed Abdullah, known also as Abu Mohammed al-Masri, was born in 1963 in Egypt. Like many other Islamic militants in Egypt, He fled Egypt in the mid 80s’ and joined other Egyptian fugitives abroad. Abdulla  Ahmed Abdullah helped in 1992 Saif al-Adel to provide military and intelligence training to members of Al Qaeda in Sudan and in Somalia to Islamic militants who fought the Americans during operation “Restoring Hope” and the battle on Mogadishu in 1993.

In 1996-98 Abdulla  Ahmed Abdullah ran Al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan, including the al-Farooq camp near Kandahar.

Before the attack on USA embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, on 08/07/1998, Abdulla  Ahmed Abdullah provided forged passport to Mohammed Saddiq Odeh so he could travel to Pakistan and Afghanistan unnoticed. A day before the attack, on 08/06/1998, Abdulla  Ahmed Abdullah took a flight, with Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, from Nairobi to Karachi, Pakistan.

Abdulla  Ahmed Abdullah is since in the list of USA most wanted list for his involvement in the USA embassies attack and a bounty of $5 was set on his head.

According to unconfirmed intelligence reports Abdulla  Ahmed Abdullah and other Al Qaeda personnel, were in Liberia around 2001, buying conflict diamonds on behalf of Al Qaeda.

It is most likely that after operation Absolute Justice in Afghanistan in 12/2001, Abdulla  Ahmed Abdullah managed to flee Afghanistan to Iran, probably with other senior Al Qaeda operatives, such as Saif al-Adel, Suleiman abu Ghaith and Saad Bin Laden, one of Osama Bin Laden’s sons (see – IRAN’S Interest).

A joint Saudi-Egyptian-Jordanian intelligence inquiry in April 2006 concluded that Abdullah currently resides in Southeast Iran, under the protection of the Hamze unit of the Revolutionary Guards.

Today (04/2009) the deeds or whereabouts of Abdulla  Ahmed Abdullah are unknown.

According to media reports Abdulla  Ahmed Abdullah was released from Iranian detention in mid 2015 in exchange for the  Iranian diplomat, Nour-Ahmad Nikbakht,  

 

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