MUHAMMED ATEF Biography - Royalty, Rulers & leaders


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Name: Mohammed Atef                                                                         
Born: 1944                                                                                   
Died: 2001                                                                                   
Mohammed Atef (1944 - 2001) was the                                                         
alleged military chief of the international terrorist organization al-Qaida.                 
Among his known aliases are Abu Hafez, Abu Hafs, Abu Hafs al-Masri, Abu Hafs El-Masry       
El-Khabir, Taysir, Sheikh Taysir Abdullah, and Abu Khadijah.                                 
Atef was a police officer in his native Egypt and a member of the group Egyptian             
Islamic Jihad before he joined Al-Qaeda.                                                     
U.S. prosecutors claim that he instigated the attacks on U.S. forces in Somalia             
in 1993. However, he first became wanted by the U.S. government after the 1998 U.S.         
embassy bombings, when he was indicted for having directly planned that attack.             
The FBI offered a five million dollar bounty for his capture.                               
In January, 2001 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Atef's daughter married Mohammed bin             
Laden, son of Osama bin Laden.                                                               
Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, and still a fugitive from his U.S.                 
indictment in the 1998 Embassy bombings, Atef appeared on the initial list of               
the FBI's top 22 Most Wanted Terrorists, which was released to the public by                 
President Bush on October 10, 2001.                                                         
Atef was killed when a U.S. air-strike struck his home near Kabul during the U.S.           
invasion of Afghanistan on November 16, 2001. His death was confirmed when the               
ambassador of the Taliban, Abd Al-Salam Dhaif said three days later, "Abu Hafs               
al-Masri died from injuries he suffered after US warplanes bombed his house near             
He appeared in a video released in September 2006, that showed the planning of               
the September 11th attacks.