The Department of Justice announced on March 14, 2014 that Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi has been added to the list of Most Wanted Terrorists. The Justice Department on Tuesday announced a criminal charge against Al-Tamimi for her role in a 2001 terrorist attack in Jerusalem.
In the summer of 2001, Al-Tamimi was a student and working as a journalist when she began working with the military wing of Hamas, designated by the U.S. as a terrorist organization. The suicide bombing at the Sbarro in Jerusalem killed 15 people, including two U.S. nationals.
Abdul Rahman Yasin
Abdul Rahman Yasin, originally from Indiana, wanted for his alleged participation in the terrorist the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Six people died in the attack.
Yasin got to know the bombers of the 1993 attack when they shared a Jersey City apartment building, and he kept the apartment where the bombers got mail and maintained contact with their family members. According to the indictment, he taught one the bombers, Mohammed A. Salameh, how to drive a rented van with the bomb into the World Trade Center garage. In an interview with 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl in 2002, he said Salameh and Ramzi Yousef initally wanted “to blow up Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn.”
He told Stahl that he was picked up by the FBI a few days after the bombing and he was so helpful, they released him. He then fled to Iraq.
Jaber A. Elbanelt
Jaber A. Elbanelt, born in Yemen, is charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization and conspiring to provide material support, specifically to al Qaeda. Charged in 2003 in Buffalo, he is believed to be in Yemen.
Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi
Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi is wanted in connection with the October 12, 2000, bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen, which resulted in the deaths of 17 American sailors. Al-Badawi, originally of Yemen, was being held in Yemen when he escaped from prison in April 2003. He was recaptured in March 2004 but escaped again on Feb. 3, 2006. He is believed to be in Yemen.
Joanne Chesimard, originally from New York City, was a member of the Black Liberation Army in the early 1970s. On May 2, 1973, after being wanted in connection to several crimes, including bank robbery, Chesimard and two accomplices were stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike by two state troopers. The trio opened fire on the troopers, killing one and wounding one. Chesimard fled the scene, but was soon apprehended.
In 1977, she was sentenced to life in prison. She escaped on Nov. 2, 1979 and lived underground before escaping to Cuba in 1984, and she was granted asylum by Fidel Castro. She is believed to still be in Cuba. Upon the normalizing of relations with Cuba in 2014, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie requested that President Obama demand for Chesimard’s release, but Cuba indicated they were unlikely to turn her over.
Ibrahim Salih Mohammed Al-Yacoub has been indicted in a Virginia court for his alleged role in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers military housing complex in Saudi Arabia. The attack on the U.S. American Air Force personnel killed 19 American airmen, and 400 people were injured.
He is an alleged member of the terrorist organization Saudi Hizballah.
Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed Al-Nasser
Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed Al-Nasser is the alleged leader of the terrorist organization, Saudi Hizballah. He has been indicted in a U.S. court for his alleged role in the 1996 bombing of the U.S. military Khobar Towers housing complex.
Ali Saed Bin Ali El-Hoorie
Ali Saed Bin Ali El-Hoorie, a native of Saudi Arabia, is believed to be a member of the terrorist organization Saudi Hizballah. He has been indicated in U.S. federal court for his alleged role in the 1996 bombing of the U.S. military Khobar Towers housing complex in Saudi Arabia.
Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Mughassil
Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Mughassil, a native of Saudi Arabia, is believed to head up the “military wing” of the terrorist organization, Saudi Hizballah. He is wanted in connection with his alleged role in the 1996 bombing of the American military Khobar Towers housing complex.
Mohammed Ali Hamadei
Mohammed Ali Hamadei has been indicted for his alleged role in the 1986 TWA Flight 847 hijacking. For 17 days, TWA pilot John Testrake was forced to crisscross the Mediterranean with153 passengers and crew members on board, from Beirut to Algiers and back again, landing in Beirut three times. In the first stop in Beirut, Robert Stethem of Maryland, a U.S. Navy diver, was allegedly severely beaten by Hamadei and an accomplice, and then shot point-blank in the head.
Hamadei was tried and convicted in Germany, although the U.S. sought extradition. He was released in 2005 and is now thought to be in Lebanon, his native country.
Hamadei is believed to a member of the terrorist organization, Lebanese Hizballah.
Hasan Izz-Al-Din is also allegedly connected to the 1985 TWA Flight 847 hijacking. A native of Lebanon, Izz-Al-Din is believed to be in that country. He is allegedly a member of Lebanese Hizballah.
Ali Atwa, a native of Lebanon, is an alleged member of the terrorist organization Lebanese Hizballah. He is believed to have participated in the 1985 TWA Flight 847 hijacking, led by Mohammed Ali Hamadei. A U.S. Navy diver died in the attack.
Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah
Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah is wanted in connection to his alleged ties to the terrorist group “Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” which is based out of Damascus, Syria. Originally a native of Gaza, Shallah earned a PhD in Banking and Economics from a university in England. He has traveled to several countries, including the U.S. and Britain, the FBI says.
Shallah is believed to be one of the founding members of PIJ, and has been connected to racketeering activities such as bombings, murders, extortions, and money laundering, the FBI says.
Abd Al Aziz Awda
Abd Al Aziz Awda, a native of Gaza, was educated in Islamic Studies at Cairo, Egypt, and he worked as a lecturer and iman in Gaza. He is wanted for conspiracy to conduct the affairs of hte terrorist organization “Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” of which he is considered the “spiritual founder,” the FBI says.
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, a native of Egypt, has been indicted for his alleged role in the 1998 embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya that killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. According to the FBI, he fled Nairobi the day before the bombings and went to Karachi, Pakistan.
Raddulan Sahiron is wanted for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a U.S. citizen in Nov. 1993. According to the FBI, 17 armed members of the terrorist organization Al Harakat al Islamiyyah, also known as the Abu Sayyaf Group, abducted a man and took him to their jungle camp. The victim was held there for 23 days.
Sahiron, who has been the leader of Abu Sayyaf since 2005, was indicted in a U.S. federal court in 2007 for his alleged role in the kidnapping. He is believed to be in the Philippines.
Isnilon Totoni Hapilon
Isnilon Totoni Hapilon, a native of Philippines, is a graduate of the University of the Philippines School of Engineering. He has been indicted in U.S. federal court for alleged involvement in terrorist acts in Philippines. Hapilon allegedly served as deputy or second in command for the foreign terrorist organization, Abu Sayyaf Group.
Jehad Serwan Mostafa
Jehad Serwan Mostafa, a native of Wisconsin who attended the University of California, is believed to be an operating member of al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terrorist organization. Mostafa has been indicted in U.S. court with conspiracy to provide materials to a terrorist organization and providing materials to a terrorist organization. He is believed to have visited Somalia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Kenya, and other African countries.
Ayman Al-Zawahiri, a native of Egypt, is believed to be a founder of the terrorist organization the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which merged with al Qaeda in 1998. He has been indicted in U.S. court for his alleged role in the bombings on U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
Saif Al-Adel, a native of Egypt, is thought to be a high-ranking member of al Qaeda, and thought to be affiliated with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. He is wanted in connection to the 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
Husayn Muhammad Al-Umari
Husayn Muhammad Al-Umari has been indicted in U.S. court for his alleged role in the 1982 bombing of Pan Am Flight 830, which killed one person and injured 16 others. Al-Umari is believed to have built the bomb that was placed on the plane, which was en route from Japan to Hawaii.
Al-Umari is the founder of the 15 May Organization in 1979, and holds a Lebanese passport.
Daniel Andreas San Diego
Daniel Andreas San Diego, originally from Berkeley, California, has worked as a computer network specialist and with the operating system LINUX, according to the FBI. San Diego is allegedly connected to animal rights activists. He is wanted in connection to two bombings in California in 2003. He is believed to possess a handgun.
Muhammad Ahmed Al-Munawar
Muhammad Ahmed Al-Munawar, a native of Kuwait, is believed to be connected to the terrorist group Abu Nidal Organization. He has been indicted for his alleged role in the 1986 hijacking of Pan American World Airways Flight 73, which resulted in the deaths of 20 passengers and crew members, including two Americans. Al-Munawar is believed to be residing in a Middle Eastern country.
Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain Ar-Rahayyal
Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain Ar-Rahayyal, a native of Lebanon, is believed to a member of the terrorist goup Abu Nidal Organization. He has been indicted in federal court for an alleged role in the 1986 hijacking of Pan American World Airways Flight 73, which resulted in the deaths of 20 passengers and crew, including two American citizens.
Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz Al-Turki
Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz Al-Turki, a native of Iraq, has been indicted for his alleged role in the 1986 hijacking of Pan American World Airways Flight 73.
Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim
Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, a native of Saudi Arabia, was indicted by a U.S. federal court for his alleged role in the 1986 hijacking of Pan American World Airways Flight 73 during a stop in Karachi, Pakistan. Rahim, a member of Abu Nidal Organization, is believed to be in a Middle Eastern country.
Liban Haji Mohamed
Liban Haji Mohamed is a Somali-born, naturalized U.S. citizen who has lived in the northern Virginia area. Mohamed is wanted for allegedly providing material support to Harakat Shabaab Al-Mujahidin, also known as al Shabaab or al Qaeda. Mohamed is believed to have left the U.S. in 2012 to join al Shabaab.
Born in France, Ahmad Abousamra grew up near Boston and has ties to the Detroit area. He is believed to have taken multiple trips to Pakistan and Yemen where he allegedly attempted to obtain military training for the purpose of killing American soldiers overseas. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Abousamra in Boston for conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists; providing and attempting to provide material support to terrorists; conspiracy to kill in a foreign country; conspiracy; and false statements.
Abousamra is believed to have left the U.S. in 2006 and is possibly living in Aleppo, Syria, with his wife and at least one daughter.
Adnan G. El Shukrijumah
A federal court indicted Adnan G. El Shukrijumah for his alleged role in attempting to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009. A native of Saudi Arabia, Shukrijumah is believed to be in the external operations program of al Qaeda.