Swedan, Sheikh Ahmed Salim (1969–)

aka Sheikh Ahmad Salem Suweidan, Sheikh Ahmed Salem Swedan, Sheikh Swedan, Sheikh Bahamadi, Ahmed Ally, Bahamad, Sheik Bahamad, Ahmed the Tall

Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan is alleged to have bought both trucks used in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. For his role in the bombings, which killed 224 people, he was placed on the FBI's list of 22 “most wanted terrorists.”

Swedan, born in Mombasa, Kenya, is said to be a member of the Al Qaeda network. Al Qaeda, an Arabic word meaning “The Base,” is an international network that that advocates and employs violence to drive the United States from Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries. Headed by Saudi Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda serves as an umbrella group for other militant organizations and establishes cells in areas where attacks are planned.

According to the FBI, Swedan managed ...

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