The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) stated on Tuesday that police officers seek to question an Egyptian suspect belonging to al-Qaeda who is believed to be living in Brazil. The South American nation has pledged to cooperate with the United States in combating terrorism, according to the Arabic website Sky News.
The FBI added Mohamed Ahmed Elsayed Ahmed Ibrahim to its most dangerous wanted list on Monday, saying that he is being sought “for questioning in connection with his alleged role as an al-Qaeda facilitator who has allegedly been involved in plotting attacks against the United States and its interests.”
The FBI said that Ibrahim had been “providing material support” to al-Qaeda since 2013. Al-Qaeda is the group that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks in New York in 2001.
Ibrahim was born in Egypt in 1977 and is currently living in Brazil.
The FBI also noted that “The Brazilian government is open to cooperating with US authorities on its request, in accordance with our law, and is following the case.”
Security cooperation between the two countries has long been strong, with US and Brazilian officials working closely together on drug and weapons smuggling cases. The United States has long been concerned about suspected militants from organizations such as Hezbollah who live and operate in Brazil.
He was the second-in-command inside al-Qaeda and an associate of Osama bin Laden, the organization’s leader until 2011. He then mounted the saddle of the organization after bin Laden’s killing in an American airstrike in Afghanistan in 2011.
His name is Ayman Mohamed Rabie al-Zawahiri. He was born in June 1951 and was raised in Heliopolis and Maadi, two high-class neighborhoods of Egyptian capital Cairo. His family includes highly educated people and religious figures. His father, Mohamed al-Shafie al-Zawahiri, was a professor of pharmacology at Ain Shams University. His grandfather, Sheikh Mohamed al-Ahmadi al-Zawahiri, was one of the scholars of al-Azhar and the head of the al-Zawahiri Sufi order.
Saif al-Adl has been described as one of al-Qa`ida’s most effective operatives and one of the few remaining leaders from the pre-9/11 era with the stature to take over from current al-Qa`ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. There has been renewed focus on al-`Adl since unconfirmed reports surfaced last year of his release from Iranian imprisonment, but his current status remains unclear. This profile provides a brief biographical sketch of al-Adl and examines the impact he might have on al-Qaida operations and strategy if his release is confirmed.
Saif al-Adl (Muhamad Silah Al din Al Halim Zeidan) was born on April 11 in 1960 or 1963 in Monufia Governorate, Egypt.1a Little is known about the Egyptian’s upbringing, however, it is likely that he grew up secular.b According to an unconfirmed jihadist account, the Egyptian operative studied business at Shibin el Kom University. At some point during young adulthood, al-`Adl frequented the Fajr al Islam in Shibin el-Kom mosque where he may have become radicalized.2 The circumstances of his radicalization and decision to join the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) are unclear.
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah , he is Saif al-Adel’s companion in a number of attacks such as the events of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania as well as suicide bombings in the Saudi capital Riyadh in 2003 and 2004.
Abdullah, who was born in 1963, is said to be Abu Muhammad al-Masri and has a brother-in-law with Hamza, the son of Osama bin Laden, who is married to Abdullah’s daughter.
Hossam Abdel Raouf
Hossam Abdel Raouf, born in 1958, remains one of the most prominent Egyptian elements within al-Qaeda. He is accused of belonging to a terrorist group and participating in planning attacks that have harmed US interests and killed its citizens.
Yasser Abdel Sayed
Apart from terrorism, the list includes another Egyptian, but on a criminal charge of killing his sons. In 2008, Yasser Abdel Sayed shot his two daughters to be placed several years later on the FBI’s list, and a $ 100,000 reward was given to anyone who provided any information about him