Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Monday, September 16, 2002

At the end of this article about bin al-Shibh, the al-Qaeda officer captured in Pakistan last week, there is a list of captured confirmed kills and still at large.


Ramzi bin al-Shibh
Suspected of being involved in bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, and the attack on a Tunisian synagogue in April. May have co-ordinated the 11 September attacks, arrested in Karachi last week.

Mohammed Mamduh Salim
Thought to have played an important role in the US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. Unconfirmed reports suggest that he may have been arrested in Karachi last week.

Sheikh Ahmed Salim
Directed and funded al-Qa'ida in Pakistan, following a suspected role in bombings of US embassies in east Africa. Reportedly arrested in joint Pakistan-US raid in Karachi in July.

Abu Zubeida
Operations chief of al-Qa'ida. Arrested in Faisalabad, eastern Pakistan, in March and now in American custody.

Haydar Zammar
Syrian-born German citizen, above, thought to have recruited Mohammed Atta and to have led the Hamburg cell. Arrested in Morocco and deported to Syria.


Mohammed Atef
Egyptian military chief of al-Qa'ida, killed in a US missile strike in November.


Osama bin Laden
The al-Qa'ida leader may have died of kidney failure, or may have been killed in the Tora Bora caves last year. No proof is available.

Ayman al-Zawahiri
The last possible sighting of al-Qai'da's Egyptian second in command, was in eastern Afghanistan in March.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Described as one of the masterminds behind 11 September. Believed to be in Karachi but he may have been killed in the raids last Wednesday.

Abu Ali al-Harithi
Top al-Qa'ida operative may have organised the attack on the USS Cole in 2000. Now being hunted by the US in Yemen.

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