Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Gitmo Grads Names Climbing On Saudi Terror List Of 85, Al-Oufi And Al-Ghamdi Names Surface Again As On 9/11, Othman Al-Ghamdi is Saudi Used Car Dealer

RIYADH/MADINA – SAUDI ARABBIA LIST OF 85 TERROR SUSPECTS SAME OLD NAMES APPEAR, AGAIN...There have been no major attacks in Saudi Arabia since Feb 2006, when suicide bombers tried to attack an oil facility in Saudi Arabia.

But the name list of the most wanted 85 terror suspects has sent a signal of possible attacks about the backgrounds of those suspects on the list who have been called to turn themselves in to authorities and “return to a normal life.”

This report reveals the identities of some of the most wanted;
Othman Al-Ghamdi After his release from Guantanamo in 2006, the suspect resided in Bahah, south of Saudi Arabia, working as a car dealer before his disappearance. Al-Ghamdi is married and has one son. He is believed to have sneaked into a neighboring country along with Adnan Al-Sayegh, another terror suspect on the list (There were three al-Ghamdis who took part in the 9/11 Attacks).

Adnan Al-Sayegh Back from Guantanamo in 2006, Al-Sayegh went through the rehabilitation program of the Ministry of Interior. After completing the program, Al-Sayegh, 27, left Taif for Bahah with his wife and his five-month-old son to visit relatives and friends there Jan. 25, his brother Ramadan said. He stayed three days in Bahah after which he disappeared. His brothers-in-law tried to contact him, but he never answered their calls. Adnan went to Afghanistan with a relief team in 2000 where he was later arrested and sent to Guantanamo. Al-Sayegh is married to the sister of a Guantanamo returnee, Othman Al-Ghamdi who is believed to have run away with Al-Sayegh.

Saeed Al-Shihri The suspect, released from Guantanamo in 2007, was arrested in a hospital in Pakistan after suffering injuries in his feet and right hand. He allegedly traveled to Afghanistan two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, provided money to other fighters and trained in urban warfare at a camp north of Kabul, Afghanistan, according to a summary of the evidence against him from US military review panels at Guantanamo Bay. He recently appeared in Al-Qaeda propaganda video along with suspect Muhammad Al-Oufi.

Muhammad Al-Oufi Prisoner number 333 at Guantanamo who was released in 2007, Al-Oufi appeared in a recent Al-Qaeda propaganda video posted on a militant-leaning website Jan. 23 as a field commander. Before his release from Guantanamo, Al-Oufi said he had only wanted to help refugees and was not a fighter. According to AP, his biography said he had fought in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Kashmir before he was captured, and narrowly escaped death when “an American rocket” hit a house in Afghanistan where he and 13 other fighters were sleeping. Al-Oufi was the only survivor and “was not hit by even one piece of shrapnel.”

(aka SALEH AL-AUFI now dead), HEAD OF AL-QAEDA IN SAUDI ARABIA. AL-OUFI HAD BEEN A USED CAR DEALER IN THE JEDDAH/MADINAH AREA SINCE 1994. AL-OUFI MET WITH BIN-LADEN BEFORE 9/11, HE ALSO SENT SUICIDE CAR BOMBERS TO ABU AL-ZARQAWI IN SOUTHERN IRAQ.In a audio message (March 17th 2005), Al-Oufi is swearing allegiance to al-Zarqawi, states that: “our necks are for you” and pledges to “send you the fighters and the ‘suiciders’ whenever you need". Al-Oufi, his biography said he had fought in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Kashmir same as Muhammad Al-Oufi as seen above.

Majid Moqed Al-Oufi, the cousin of Saleh Al-Oufi, was one of the 9/11 Hijackers and had worked at the Madinah used car lot, "In 1994 Al-Oufi opened a car showroom in Madinah (cars imported to Port of Jeddah) whose proceeds enabled him to travel to the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Germany (Hamburg), and other countries, using his business as a cover-up for terrorist activities". Al-Oufi was in charge of the attack on the US Consulate In Jeddah SA on 12/06/04.

Muhammad Al-Shihri After his release from Guantanamo, Al-Shihri returned to his terror ideology and practice following the path of his brother Saad Al-Shihri who was on the most wanted list of the 36 suspected militants published in 2005.

Jaber Al-Faifi He was released in February 2007 from Guantanamo. The suspect, 33, holds an elementary school diploma. He traveled to Pakistan and was said to have met with Al-Qaeda members while in Tora Bora. He was arrested and sent to Guantanamo. His family declined to talk about his life.

Murtadi Muqrim The suspect, a Guantanamo returnee in 2007, told his family last October that he would go to Madina for a few days and come back. But he has never made it back home, severing all communications with his family that immediately reported him to the Ministry of Interior, his brother Muhammad said. After his release from Guantanamo, Muqrim spent a few months at Haer Prison in Riyadh after which the government started to give him a free monthly income of SR3,000 to support him. Muqrim used to work at the Saudi Electricity Company in Riyadh before he went to Afghanistan with a group of friends; two of them were killed there, his brother said. His father passed away before his return from Guantanamo Bay prison.

Other suspects;
Abdulmohsin Al-Sharikh The suspect is the brother of two 2007 Guantanamo returnees; Abdulhadi and Abdulrazzaq Al-Sharikh.

Abdullah Al-Juwair The suspect followed the path of his brother Fahd Al-Juwair who was killed along with other four terror suspects during military confrontation with security forces at a rest house in Al-Yarmouk District in Riyadh. They were killed just a day after their attempt to blow up an oil facility in Abqaiq was foiled. Four militants and two guards killed. Fahd Al-Juwair was on the most wanted list of the 36 suspected militants.

Ahmad Al-Shiha Listed sixth on the new list, the suspect left his family house two-and-a-half years ago to study abroad but he has never made it back, his father Saleh said. He was a full time student of Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University where he studied Islamic Shariah for only one semester and suddenly disappeared, the father said. “We did not notice any changes on him…he used to pray on time and visit his relatives,” his father said. Mother said she never saw him using the Internet at home.

Aqil Al-Mutairi The suspect, 31, left his hometown Al-Bikairiyah in the central region of the Kingdom for Iraq some three years ago. The last time he called his family was about five months ago, his brother Khaled said. Before his sudden trip to Iraq, he was working at a private company. “If we had known that he would go to Iraq, we would have reported him to the authorities,” his brother said. The family did not notice any change in his attitude or behavior before he left, the brother said, wishing that he would return home safe soon.

Faiz Al-Harbi Five months ago, the suspect, 27, left his home in Briman District in Jeddah. He has never called his family since then. He completed high school in Jeddah after which he joined a Qur’an memorization school, his mother said. Last September he told his mother that he was going to seek Islamic education outside the Kingdom, but he did not say where. – Okaz/SG

Bill Warner
private investigator
WBI Inc Private Detective Agency
Sarasota Fl