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Mohammed Omar Abdel-Rahman (محمد عمر عبدالرحمن) is an Egyptian who was in United States custody in one of the CIA's "black sites". Also known as "Asadullah" (i.e. The lion of God.)[1]

Human Rights Watch reports he is the son of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the "blind sheikh" who was convicted of involvement in the first al Qaeda bombing of the World Trade Center, in 1993.[1] Mohammed is alleged to have run a training camp, and to have had a role in operational planning.

An e-mail from Mohammed led to the capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.[2]

Human Rights Watch reported that Mohammed was captured in February 2003, in Quetta, Pakistan.[3] Mohammed was later extradited to Egypt and was released in 2010.[2]


External links

  1. ^ Two Other Top Al Qaeda Operatives Nabbed, Fox News, March 4, 2003
  2. ^ How al-Qaeda 'chief' was caught, BBC, March 4, 2003
  3. ^ List of “Ghost Prisoners” Possibly in CIA Custody, Human Rights Watch, December 1, 2005

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