Skip to comments.Al Qaeda's East Africa chief Fazul Mohammed killed in Somalia
Posted on 06/11/2011 2:08:06 PM PDT by csvset
Somali officials confirmed today that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, was killed at a Somali military checkpoint in Mogadishu earlier this week. Fazul is one of the most wanted terrorists in East Africa for his role in attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania as well as his role within Shabaab.
Somalia's minister of information confirmed Fazul's death, according to The Associated Press. "We've compared the pictures of the body to his old pictures," he said. "They are the same. It is confirmed. He is the man and he is dead. The man who died is Fazul Abdullah."
A US intelligence official who tracks al Qaeda in East Africa told The Long War Journal that Fazul was indeed killed.
"We're certain we got him," the intelligence official told The Long War Journal.
News of Fazul's death first came from Kenya's top police official, who said Somali officials claimed the terrorist was one of two killed on June 8.
"We have received that communication from authorities in Somalia. We have been told that there were two terrorists who were killed in Somalia on Wednesday last week," Kenyan Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere told AFP. The identity of one of the two dead Shabaab leaders had "been given as Fazul Mohammed."
"TFG forces have confirmed they gunned him down at a roadblock on Wednesday," Iteere later told The Nation.
Fazul was carrying "a South African passport in the name of Daniel Robinson" and was carrying more than $40,000 in cash, Sky News reported. "The passport, issued April 13, 2009, indicated that its bearer left South Africa for Tanzania on March 19 and was granted a visa there."
An unnamed Shabaab leader told AFP that Fazul was killed.
"One of the men that was killed near Mogadishu was Fazul Abdullah, may Allah bless his soul. He is not dead as thousands like him are still in the fight against the enemy of Allah," the Shabaab commander said.
Neither Shabaab nor al Qaeda has released an official martyrdom statement announcing Fazul's death.
A photograph of what appears to be Fazul's corpse was published earlier this week. On June 8, Radio Mogadishu published a photograph of one of the two men killed in the clash at a checkpoint near Mogadishu, as well as pictures of the SUV and an AK-47 and body armor. Radio Mogadishu claimed the man shown in this image was that of "Abdurrahman Canadian," but a Somali official told The Long War Journal that the man pictured is Fazul Abdullah Mohammed [see Threat Matrix report, Pictures of Al Qaeda leader Fazul Mohammed's corpse, SUV, and weapon for more photos].
Fazul is the last of the three al Qaeda operatives wanted for the 1998 suicide attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania to have been killed. In September 2009, US Special Operations Forces killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan during a raid south of Mogadishu. And in early 2007, Abu Tahla al Sudani was killed during fighting with Ethiopian forces.
Zero will claim credit, somehow............
Working for al qaeda is becoming a high risk occupation. Pretty soon they’ll qualify for US govt aid and osha will be calling for their protection.
So we get his death picture...
Looks like they’re having a high turnover rate in personnel lately.
“”We’re certain we got him,” the intelligence official told The Long War Journal.”
No doubt Zero’s top notch personal assisination team was manning that Somali roadblock.
assisination = assassination. Sheesh, hard to type coherently while watching horse racing. :-)
“Live fast, die young, and leave a purty corpse”.
I’ve never before seen a dead guy who resembled himself in life. Congratulations Fazool! That was your finest hour!
May it rot in pig fat, like the profit (may pig piss be upon it).
Nice shootin’ Tex!
I miss having cash. Damn electronic payments..
I just love a story with a happy ending! Please tell us another one!
Osama burned him
Just like “whack a mole” there will be another one to come along soon. Where is osama bin laden’s photo?
Yep, same guy—he has a prominent widow’s peak.
Just doing what any good freeper would do in the name of research and schadenfreude. Hell yeah! Get some!
Made my weekend.
A big Hurrah to whoever drilled this bastard.
He do look very dead.
Question: I know that the FBI does not pay US military personnel for offing or nabbing anyone who has a bounty on their head, but will they fork over the dough to these Somali troops for bagging this guy?
Osama’s snitching? He’ll lose all of his street cred...
Where is osama bin ladens photo?
Yeah, I have about the same question. After all, I would like to see the guy lying in his blood and dialysis machine, it’s history, right?
According to islamic tradition.... ;o)
Yep and thank you for the ping, csvset.
Yep, thread bump.
Thanks for the ping Squantos.
Chance encounter or was someone tipped off about his whereabouts?
Still active poster...could be they haven’t had time to take it down and write “deceased” yet.
Note: Photos included.
Quote (for archival purposes):
Fazul Abdullah Mohammed
Up to $5 Million Reward
Date of Birth : August 5, 1972 or December 5, 1974 or February 5, 1974 or August 2, 1972
Place of Birth : Comoros Islands
Nationality : Coastal African, Comoros Island
Height : 5’3” - 5’5” (160 - 165 cm)
Weight : 120 - 140 lbs (54 - 64 kg)
Hair : Black
Eyes : Brown
Sex : Male
Complexion : Dark
Birth Name : Abdullah Muhammad Ali Fadil Husayn Mullah Ati
Languages : English, French, Swahili, Arabic, Comoran
Aliases : Abdallah Fazul, Abdalla Fazul, Abdallah Mohammed Fazul, Fazul Abdilahi Mohammed, Fazul Adballah, Fazul Abdalla, Fazul Mohammed, Haroon, Harun, Haroon Fazul, Harun Fazul, Fadil Abdallah Muhamad, Fadhil Haroun, Abu Seif Al Sudani, Abu Aisha, Abu Luqman, Fadel Abdallah Mohammed Ali, Fouad Mohammed, Abu Al Fazul al-Qamari
Fazul Mohammed likes to wear baseball caps, tends to dress casually, and is very good with computers. He has been indicted for his alleged role in the August 7, 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya.
The individual listed above has been indicted on the following charges:
Murder of U.S. nationals outside the United States; conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals outside the United States; and attack on a federal facility resulting in death.
Usama bin Ladin, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam, Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, Saif al-Adel, Anas al-Liby, Ahmed Mohamed Hamed Ali, and others already in custody are believed to be responsible for the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya on August 7, 1998. The embassy bombings killed 224 civilians and wounded over 5,000 others. These terrorists are believed to be members of al-Qa’ida, an international terrorist network headed by Usama bin Ladin.
Dude looks like el presidente estadios unidos.
Over 60 people have split more than $100,000,000 in rewards.
During the Persian Gulf War, a brave informant in an East Asian country came forward with alarming information about a series of planned terrorist attacks. The terrorists had already surveyed their intended targets and had assembled automatic weapons, grenades, and explosives. Just 48 hours before the first of these planned attacks, this informant provided information that was essential in thwarting the terrorists’ plan. The attack was stopped, the young man received a significant reward, and his family was relocated to a safe place. By providing this information, the individual saved hundreds of lives.
In another case, a young woman came forward with information regarding individuals who hijacked an airliner and brutally beat the passengers on board. She stated that she “felt strongly about justice being done.” The leader of the hijackers was returned to the U.S. and is imprisoned on air piracy charges. The young woman received a reward for her efforts to fight terrorism.
Another young woman, a student at a foreign university, witnessed the brutal assassination of a U.S. diplomat. As a result of the information she provided, two attackers were sentenced to life imprisonment. The student and her family were relocated to a safe place and received a significant reward.
Spokesman for Fazul Mohammed said he’s unavailable for comment.
Head of al Qaeda in east Africa reported dead
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Al Qaeda’s East Africa chief Fazul Mohammed killed in Somalia
By BILL ROGGIO
June 11, 2011
SNIPPET: “One of the two men killed in the June 8 clash at a checkpoint near Mogadishu. Radio Mogadishu initially claimed the man shown in this image was of “Abdurrahman Canadian,” but a Somali official told The Long War Journal that the man pictured is Fazul Abdullah Mohammed. Photo from Radio Mogadishu.
Somali officials confirmed today that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda’s leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, was killed at a Somali military checkpoint in Mogadishu earlier this week. Fazul is one of the most wanted terrorists in East Africa for his role in attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania as well as his role within Shabaab.
Somalia’s minister of information confirmed Fazul’s death, according to The Associated Press. “We’ve compared the pictures of the body to his old pictures,” he said. “They are the same. It is confirmed. He is the man and he is dead. The man who died is Fazul Abdullah.”
A US intelligence official who tracks al Qaeda in East Africa told The Long War Journal that Fazul was indeed killed.
“We’re certain we got him,” the intelligence official told The Long War Journal.”
“Pictures of al Qaeda leader Fazul Mohammed’s corpse, SUV, and weapon”
By BILL ROGGIO
June 11, 2011 11:01 AM
SNIPPET: “Earlier today, reports emerged that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda’s leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, was killed at a Somali military checkpoint in Mogadishu earlier this week [see LWJ report, Al Qaeda’s East Africa chief Fazul Mohammed killed in Somalia: report for more details].
On June 8, Radio Mogadishu published a photograph of one of the two men killed in the June 8 clash at a checkpoint near Mogadishu. Radio Mogadishu initially claimed the man shown in this image was of “Abdurrahman Canadian,” but a Somali official told The Long War Journal that the man pictured is Fazul Abdullah Mohammed. The photographs below are republished from Radio Mogadishu’s website. You can see what is believed to be the body of Fazul, his new SUV with tinted windows that was shot up by Somali troops, and his AK-47 and body armor.”
FBI.gov - Minneapolis - Press Release: "FBI ANNOUNCES IDENTITY OF TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT CHECKPOINT SUICIDE BOMBER" (SNIPPET: "One suicide bomber has been positively identified as Farah Mohamed Beledi." SNIPPET: "Beledi, 27 years old, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Minneapolis in July 2010. He is one of thirteen men from the Twin Cities who have been charged with terrorism offenses for traveling to Somalia and joining the designated terrorist organization al-Shabaab. Beledi was charged with, among other things, conspiring to and providing material support to al-Shabaab, and conspiring to kill, kidnap, maim and injure persons abroad. He is believed to have left Minnesota in October 2009 for Somalia. The men are part of an ongoing FBI investigation into al-Shabaab's recruitment and radicalization of young Somali men in the Twin Cities.") (June 9, 2011) (Read More...)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "CANADIAN AL-SHABAAB MILITANT KILLED IN MOGADISHU" (SNIPPET: "Somali forces killed a Canadian al-Shabaab fighter Wednesday in a gun fight that ensued after he and other man refused to obey orders to stop at a military checkpoint in the capital of Mogadishu. A source from the Somali-Canadian community told the National Post that a cell phone found on the body contained text messages and call logs reflecting contact with family in Toronto. A Somali army official said that a Canadian passport on the body identified the man as Muhan Jeans. Jeans, reported a Somali radio station, is known as "Abdurrahman the Canadian" and is said to be an al-Shabaab commander in charge of the Juba region, near the Kenyan border. Canadian security authorities are currently investigating the disappearance of 20 Canadians thought to have traveled to Somalia to join the al-Qaida linked militant Islamist group. In March, Canadian police arrested 25-year-old Mohamed Hersi at a Toronto airport before he left for Somalia and charged him with plotting to join al-Shabaab.") (June 9, 2011, 10:00 pm) (Read More...)
Mohammed, a native of the Comoros Islands, was carrying sophisticated weapons, maps, other operational materials and tens of thousands of dollars when he was killed, Information Minister Abdulkareem Jama said.
Family pictures and correspondence with other militants were also found, he said. The money, equipment and personal effects made officials take a second look at the death, he said.
Contact info. Hopefully this intel will lead to the deaths of his cohorts.
He was buried and then exhumed.
We buried him, he said. But soon after checking his documents, (we) exhumed his body and took his pictures and DNA. Then we had learned that he was the man wanted by the U.S. authorities.
Good post and thanks for the ping csvset.
Nodding my head in agreement — I too hope the additional intel will be helpful.