February 2005 - July 2005

February 2005 - July 2005

Bluma Zuckerbrot-Finkelstein
  • Russian forces killed two senior Chechen separatist leaders, Aslan Maskhadov and Rizvan Chitigov. (3/05)

  • Israeli forces killed suspected Islamic Jihad member Mohammed Abu Hazneh, 28, believed to have played a key role in the February 2005 bombing of the Stage bar in Tel Aviv that killed five people. (3/05)

  • After an Al-Qa`ida-linked Abu Sayyaf inmate takeover of a Manila prison, Philippine security forces killed twenty-two inmates including three Abu Sayyaf leaders: Alhamzer Manatad Limbong, known as Kosovo, allegedly involved in a mass kidnapping in 2001-02 that left two Americans dead; Galib Andang, known as Commander Robot; and Nadzmie Sabtulah, alias Commander Global. (3/05)

  • Saudi security forces stormed a compound in Ras where Islamic radicals had been barricaded for days and killed fifteen armed extremists, including Saud Al-Oteibi, suspected Al-Qa`ida leader in Saudi Arabia and Moroccan Abdul Karim Al-Majati, suspected of helping plan the May 2003 Casablanca bombings and the March 2004 Madrid bombings. (4/05)

  • Israeli forces killed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist Shafiq Abdul Rani, one of the leaders of PIJ in the Tul Karem region. The Palestinian Authority (PA) had arrested Rani for masterminding the February 2005 Tel Aviv nightclub bombing that killed five people but Rani escaped from a PA prison. A month later, Israeli forces killed senior PIJ terrorist Maruh Kamil, accused of strengthening the PIJ network in the northern West Bank and Jenin. (5/05, 6/05)

  • U.S. Intelligence sources reportedly confirmed the death of leading Al-Qa`ida bomb maker Haitham al-Yemeni, reportedly killed in a U.S. missile strike near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. (5/05)

  • Philippine troops killed seven suspected Abu Sayyaf members including two local leaders, Mihadon Arok and Abri Isa. Arok was allegedly a close aide of one of Abu Sayyaf's top leaders, while Isa was allegedly involved in the abduction of twenty-one foreign tourists and workers from a Malaysian resort in 2000. (5/05)

  • In separate incidents, Russian forces killed senior Chechen militants Alash Daudov, Bersa Babuyev and Dukvakhi Gubashev. (5/05, 6/05, 7/05)

  • Egyptian officials announced that Ashraf Saeed Youssef, 27, accused mastermind of three attacks that targeted Western tourists in Egypt, had committed suicide in prison. Arrested in April 2005, Youssef allegedly organized the April 7 suicide bombing near a Cairo tourist bazaar that killed three foreigners. (5/05)

  • Suspected Sinai bombings suspect Salim Khidr was killed in a gun battle with Egyptian forces in the Sinai. Khidr was suspected of helping plot the October 2004 attacks that killed thirty-two people. (6/05)

  • In Ankara, Turkish forces shot dead suicide bomber Eyup Beyat, a suspected member of the Marxist Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), who had tried to enter the Justice Ministry's building with explosives tied to himself. An anti-American, anti-Western, anti-Turkish establishment group, DHKP-C is a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization responsible for several attacks against Americans in the early 1990s. (7/05)

  • Saudi security forces shot dead the alleged leader of Al-Qa`ida in Saudi Arabia, Moroccan Younus Mohamed al-Hayari, in Riyadh. Al-Hayari was number one on the Saudi Interior Ministry's recently issued list of thirty-six wanted terrorists. (7/05)

  • Israeli forces killed two heads of the Islamic Jihad infrastructure in Yamun-Ibrahim Abhara, 28, and Warad Abhara, 27-responsible for many terrorist activities, including the manufacturing and distribution of explosive devices, dispatching suicide bombers, and planning suicide bombing attacks. (7/05)

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