August 2005 - October 2005

August 2005 - October 2005

Deaths of Leading Terrorists in Anti-Terrorist Operations

  • Saudi Arabia-August 2005: In Medina, Saudi security forces killed Al-Qa'ida leader in Saudi Arabia, Saleh Mohammed al-Oufi. Al-Oufi had replaced Abdulaziz al-Morqin as head of Al-Qa'ida in the Saudi kingdom after the latter was killed by Saudi security forces in June 2004.
  • Iraq-August 2005: In Mosul, Iraqi security forces killed Al-Qa'ida lieutenant Mohammed Sultan, a.k.a. Abu Zubair. Sultan was sought for his role in a July 2005 suicide bombing of a Mosul police station in which five Iraqi police were killed. In Samarra, Iraqi forces killed alleged Al-Qa'ida in Iraq member Najim Takhi.
  • Egypt-August 2005: Egyptian security forces killed fugitive Taba bombings suspect Mohammed Ahmed Saleh Felifel, 24, in the Ataqa Mountains, east of Cairo. The October 2004 bombings killed 34 people.
  • Iraq-September 2005: In a Baghdad raid, American and Iraqi military personnel killed Abdullah Najim Abdullah Mohammed al-Jawari, a.k.a. Abdullah Abu Azzam, suspected number two leader of Al-Qa'ida in Iraq.  Abu Azzam was on a list of Iraq's 29 most-wanted insurgents issued by the U.S. military.
  • India-September 2005: Indian troops killed the suspected 'financial controller' of the Kashmiri terrorist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HUM), Masood Ahmed Natnu, alias Yunus Sadiqui.
  • Egypt-September 2005: Egyptian police shot dead three suspects in the July 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh bombings which killed 67 people: Moussa Mohamed Salem Badran, Khaled Musaid and Tulub Murdi Suleiman. 
  • Saudi Arabia-September 2005: Saudi security forces killed Zaid Saad Zaid al-Samari, 31, a suspected Al-Qa'ida member who was the kingdom's number three most-wanted terrorist.
  • Iraq-October 2005: Coalition and Iraqi forces killed several Al-Qa'ida in Iraq operatives. In Mosul, forces raided a suspected safe house and killed Nashwan Mijhim Muslet, a.k.a. Abu Tayir or Abu Zaid, a senior operational Al-Qa'ida in Iraq cell leader who operated specifically in the Mosul area and was believed responsible for participating in at least three videotaped beheadings. His assistant, Nahi Achmed Obeid Sultan, a.k.a. Abu Hassan, was also killed. In an air strike near Qaim, Al-Qa'ida in Iraq operative Abu Du'a was killed. He reportedly helped Syrians and Saudis enter Iraq to intimidate and kill Iraqi citizens. Abu Umar, the reputed commander of several terrorist cells in the Ubaydi, Husaybah, and al Qaim region and Abu Hamza, a senior terrorist cell leader who was the commander of several terrorist cells in the Husaybah and Karabilah areas, were killed by coalition airstrikes. Abu Sa'ud, a senior Saudi Al-Qa'ida leader was killed as he attempted to fell Coalition Forces; he was involved in smuggling foreign fighters and suicide bombers into Iraq.
  • Israel-October 2005: In separate incidents, Israeli forces killed three senior Islamic Jihad (IJ) leaders: Nihad Abu Ghanem, 27, suspected top IJ leader in the town of Burkin, near Jenin, Louie Sa'adi, suspected IJ mastermind of the February 2005 Tel Aviv nightclub bombing, and the July 2005 Netanya suicide bombing, and Jihad Awidat, suspected IJ mastermind of the October 2005 Hadera suicide bombing that killed six Israelis.
  • Philippines-October 2005: A policeman in the southern Philippines island of Jolo killed Abu Sayyaf terrorist Lalong Parad, who helped abduct Western tourists from Malaysia in 2000.
  • Iraq-October 2005: Near Ramadi, U.S.-led forces in Iraq killed Saad Ali Firas Muntar al-Dulaimi, a.k.a. Abu Abdullah, a senior lieutenant to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
  • Chechnya-October 2005: Chechen police killed Supyan Arsanukayev, a Chechen militant suspected of organizing terrorist attacks, including suicide bombings, kidnappings and hostage situations.

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