Saturday, May 17, 2003

Al-Qaeda fugitive sighted in Somalia
NAIROBI, 17 MAY 2003 (The Stratis Times)--Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the fugitive whose sightings have prompted security scares across East Africa, is one of the FBI's most wanted men and considered a main player in the Al-Qaeda terrorist network.

Mohammed, from the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean, is accused of masterminding the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi and is also believed to be the linchpin in last November's attacks on a hotel in Mombasa.

The US State Department is offering a US$25-million (S$43-million) reward for his capture.

It is the same bounty offered for Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Washington's prime suspect in the Sept 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. MORE

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