* Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri was identified by a former Guantanamo detainee Jabr al-Faifi, who handed himself in to authorities in Saudi-Arabia in late 12/2009, as the top explosives expert of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – AQAP.
According to intelligence sources in late 2009 Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri is hiding out at the Yemeni province of Al-Gouf, 140 kilometers south of Sanaa. He assembled Umar Abdulmutallab ‘s bomb in 12/2009 to be used on Flight-253, the PETN device for a failed suicide attempt against a top Saudi counterterrorism official in 08/2009, committed by his own brother Abdullah Hassan Tali al-Asiri, then 23 (see – Jeddah 08.27.09), and the Mailed Bombs Plot of 10/2010.
Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri, born in 1982, is the son of a retired soldier and in the Saudi 83 Wanted List
published on 02/02/2009.
On Tuesday 05/24/2011 American media channels reported that The FBI has a fingerprint and forensic evidence linking Al Qaeda’s top bomb maker in Yemen
Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri to the three foiled attacks mentioned above.
* An US intelligence official said, on 05/08/2012, the latest Underwear Plot bore also the “hallmarks” of Ibrahim al-Asiri (see – Operation Abu-X).
* Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri was implicated, since mid 2013 ,also with the Khorasan Group in Syria.
* US claimed, on 08/20/2018,a UAV drone strike ‘last year’ in Yemen has killed Ibrahim al-Asiri and, probably, one of his aids too.
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