Atwah, Muhsin Musa Matwalli (1964–)

aka Abdul Rahman, Abdul Rahman al-Muhajir, Abdel Rahman, Mohammed K. A. al-Namer

Muhsin Musa Matwalli Atwah is an alleged member of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network. Atwah has been accused of involvement in the 1998 conspiracy to bomb the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. The FBI included him in its list of the 22 “most wanted terrorists” following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon near Washington, D.C.

The United States indicted Atwah, an Egyptian, in 1998 on charges relating to the bombings of U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in which 224 people died. The indictment also claimed that he provided military and intelligence training for members of the Al Qaeda network in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sudan.

Al Qaeda, an Arabic word meaning “The Base,” is an international terrorist network whose goal is ...

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