Mahfouz Ould al-Walid (also known as Abu Hafs al-Mauritani) is a Mauritanian Islamic scholar and poet previously associated with al-Qaeda. A veteran of the Soviet–Afghan War, he served on al-Qaeda's Shura Council and ran a religious school called the Institute of[...]
Abdelmalek Droukdel, also known by his nom de guerre as Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud, is the emir, or leader, of the Algerian Islamic militant group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), formerly the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC).
An individual named Shadi Abdalla has been described as an associate of Musab al Zarqawi, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, and has having knowledge of some of al Qaeda's most important Afghan training camps. Peter Bergen quoted Shadi Abdalla's[...]
Abu Musab al-Suri, born Mustafa bin Abd al-Qadir Setmariam Nasar is a suspected Al-Qaeda member and writer best known for his 1600-page book The Global Islamic Resistance Call (Da'wat al-muqawamah al-islamiyyah al-'alamiyyah). He has held Spanish citizenship since the late 1980s[...]
Osbat al-Ansar or Asbat an-Ansar is a Sunni fundamentalist group established in the early 1990s, with a primary base of operations in the Palestinian camp of...
Khalil was originally sent to Syria with six other individuals in 2011 by former al-Qa'ida in Iraq (AQI) official and current ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to establish what would eventually become al-Nusrah Front (ANF). Prior to his involvement with ANF,[...]
After his release from Camp Bucca prison in 2008, al-Julani resumed his militant work, this time alongside Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the then Islamic State of Iraq (ISI). He was soon appointed head of ISI operations in Nineveh Province.[...]
In early October, the jihadist group Jund al Aqsa swore allegiance to Jabhat Fateh al Sham (formerly Al Nusrah Front), which is al Qaeda's rebranded branch in Syria...
Osama was the founder of al-Qaeda in 1988. This organization claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States. He is responsible for numerous other mass-casualty attacks worldwide.