Al-Nasser, Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed (?–)

On June 21, 2001, Abdelkarim al-Nasser was indicted in the United States for his role in coordinating the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers, a high-rise U.S. military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The FBI lists al-Nasser as one of its “most wanted terrorists.”


Khobar Towers after the June 25, 1996, bombing of the U.S. high-rise barracks that killed 19 soldiers. Abdelkarim al-Nasser was indicted in June 2001 for his role in coordinating the bombing.

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The indictment asserts that al-Nasser, who was born in Al Ihsa, Saudi Arabia, was the head of Saudi Hezbollah in the 1990s. That group is largely made up of young Shiite Muslim men who are loyal to Iran, not the Saudi government. Saudi Hezbollah, also called Hezbollah al-Hijaz, is outlawed in Saudi Arabia, thus Al-Nasser often met other organization leaders in Lebanon, Syria, or Iran.

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