Fadhil, Mustafa Mohamed (1976–)

aka Moustafa Ali Elbishy, Mustafa Mohammed, Mustafa Fazul, Hussein, Hassan Ali, Mustafa Muhamad Fadil, Abd al Wakil al Masri, Abu Anis, Abu Yussrr, Hassan Ali, Nu Man, Khalid, Abu Jihad, Abu Jihad al-Nubi, Brother Khalid

Born in Cairo, Mustafa Mohamed Fadhil is believed to be a key member of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network. The United States indicted Fadhil in 1998 for his alleged role in the bombings of U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya.

According to the indictment, in 1997 Fadhil received instructions from bin Laden to militarize the East African sector of the Al Qaeda group. Al Qaeda, an Arabic word meaning “The Base,” is an international terror network that engages in violence to drive the United States from Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries. In addition to the 1998 bombings, the group is widely thought to have ...

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