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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
THE WAR ON TERRORISM
HITS AND MISSES

Since 2001, the U.S. and it's allies have killed or captured several top al-Qaeda operatives, including the architects of 9/11. But the group's leaders have eluded capture -- and a new generation is stepping in.


OSAMA BIN LADEN
Saudi
Breaking silence, the al-Qaeda leader last week offered a "truce" to the U.S.
** AT LARGE **
The audiotape provides no clues as to his whereabouts.

AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI
Egyptian
Bin Laden's No. 2 was the intended target of a Jan. 13 missile strike in Pakistan.
** AT LARGE **
Believed to be hiding near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

OSMAR AL-FARUQ
Kuwaiti
A top operative in Southeast Asia; captured in Indonesia in June 2002.
** AT LARGE **
Escaped from Bagram air base, July 2005.

ABU MOUSAB AL-ZARQAWI
Jordanian
Al-Qaeda'sleader in Iraq; has a US$25 million bounty on his head.
** AT LARGE **
Continues to elude U.S. commandos in Iraq.

SAIF AL-ADEL
Egyptian
Bin Laden's security chief, believed to have taken over duties of fallen aides.
** AT LARGE **
Thought to be afiliated with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad.

ABDULLAH AHMED ABDULLAH
Egyptian
Serves as the terrorist network's operational planner.
** AT LARGE **
On the FBI's most wanted list, believed to be in Afghanistan.

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ABU ZUBAYDAH
Palestinian
Part of bin Laden's inner circle, he was chief of recruiting and operations.
** CAPTURED **
Caught during a gunfight in Pakistan, March 2002.

KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMED
Kuwaiti
The principal architect of the 9/11 attacks.
** CAPTURED **
Arrested in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, March 2003.

ABU FARAJ AL-LIBBI
Libyan
Took over as No. 3 in al-Qaeda after Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's arrest.
** CAPTURED **
Arrested in Waziristan, Pakistan, May 2005.

RIDUAN ISAMUDDIN
Indonesian
Headed operations in Southeast Asia; planned the 2002 Bali bombing.
** CAPTURED **
Caught in Ayutthaya, Thailand, August 2003.

RAMSI BINALSHIBH
Yemeni
Helped plan the 2001 attacks; was a key member of the Hanburg cell.
** CAPTURED **
Captured in Karcahi, Pakistan, September 2002.

MOHAMMED ATEF
Egyptian
Al-Qaeda's former military commander was responsible for bin Laden's security.
** KILLED **
He died during a U.S. air raid in Afghanistan in November 2001.


STRUCK DOWN?
Pakistani officials said last week that the Jan. 13 U.S. air strike on teh village of Damadola may have killed as many as four al-Qaeda operatives. Pakistani had previously claimed that the strike, whcih killed 18 civilians and provoked anti-U.S. protests had missed its intended target., Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden's deputry. Among the operatives believed to have been killed were ABU KHABAB AL-MASRI, a top bombmaker who ran a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. Pakistani officials say that the strike also killed ABU UBAYDA AL-MISRI, an al Qaeda commander in Afghanistan, and ABDUL RAHMAN AL-MAGHREBI - son-in-law of al-Zawahiri.


(Source: WORLD/TIMEMAG by: Aparisim Ghosh)
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