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Al-Yacoub, Ibrahim Salih Mohammed (1966–)

In October 2001, Ibrahim Salih Mohammed al-Yacoub was placed on the FBI's list of the 22 “most wanted terrorists” for his alleged involvement in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers Air Force barracks near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The attack, attributed to the Saudi Hezbollah organization, killed 19 U.S. military service members and wounded approximately 500.

On June 21, 2001, the United States indicted al-Yacoub and 13 others for this bombing. The indictment claimed that al-Yacoub, who was born in Tarut, Saudi Arabia, was a prominent member of Saudi Hezbollah during the 1990s and that he was involved in recruiting new members and in planning and executing terror attacks. Al-Yacoub is also said to have worked as a liaison between his organization and the Lebanese and Iranian branches of Hezbollah. Members of Saudi Hezbollah, also called Hezbollah al-Hijaz, are mostly Shiite Muslim young ...

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