Bin Laden is dead, meet the rest of Qaeda!

Bin Laden is dead,


This May 2, 2011 photo shows a journalist in Washington, DC looks at the FBI website announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden. PHOTO: AFP

PARIS: Osama bin Laden, killed on Sunday, is survived by high-ranking leaders and supporters of his al Qaeda militant movement.

Here are profiles of the top 10 at large, according to media and Western intelligence.

Ayman al-Zawahiri

Age: 60

Country of origin: Egypt

Suspected location: Pakistan

Role: Bin Laden’s right-hand man and co-founder of al Qaeda. An Egyptian doctor who met bin Laden in Afghanistan where they were fighting the Soviets and went on to help recruit militants and shape the al Qaeda network.

FBI reward for capture: 25 million dollars

Seif al-Adel

Age: about 50

Country of origin: Egypt

Suspected location: Pakistan or Afghanistan

Role: al Qaeda’s top military leader. Accused of involvement in the attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. Like Zawahiri, a former member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad.

FBI reward: five million dollars

Fazul Abdullah Mohammed

Age: about 40

Country of origin: Comoros Islands

Suspected location: Somalia

Role: al Qaeda’s leader in East Africa, a hotbed of Islamist instability. Like Adel, suspected of the two embassy attacks in Kenya and Tanzania. Suspected of links to militants in volatile Somalia.

FBI reward: five million dollars

Anwar al-Awlaqi

Age: 39

Country of origin: United States

Suspected location: Yemen

Role: US-born Yemeni radical preacher, suspected of being one of the leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and of instigating a string of attacks against the United States.

Reward: not listed by FBI

Adam Yahiye Gadahn

Age: 32

Country of origin: United States

Role: Californian convert to Islam, dubbed al Qaeda’s “American spokesman.” Author of numerous online calls for anti-US attacks. Accused by US authorities of treason, “terrorist activities” and supporting al Qaeda.

Reward: one million dollars

Suleiman Abu Ghaith

Age: 46

Country of origin: Kuwait

Suspected location: Yemen

Role: Radical preacher who served as close aide to bin Laden from 2000 in Afghanistan and leading spokesman for al Qaeda. Stripped of Kuwaiti citizenship in 2001 for alleged links to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Reward: not listed

Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso

Age: 36

Country of origin: Yemen

Role: Suspected current leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Wanted by United States for allegedly organising deadly attack against American vessel USS Cole in Gulf of Aden in 2000.

Reward: five million dollars

Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah

Age: late forties

Country of origin: Egypt

Role: Adel’s suspected number two in al Qaeda in East Africa, also accused of role in the Kenya and Tanzania bombings.

Reward: five million dollars

Nazih Abdul-Hamed Nabih al-Ruqi, alias Anas al-Liby

Age: 47

Country of origin: Libya

Role: Wanted for US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

Reward: five million

Ali Saeed Bin Ali al-Hooriyeh

Age: 46

Country of origin: Saudi Arabia

Role: Wanted for truck bombing of Khobar Towers military housing complex in Saudi Arabia in 1996, which killed 19 US military personnel.

Reward: five million dollars

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