Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, has taken over a position once held by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was captured in 2003, Miami-based FBI counterterrorism agent Brian LeBlanc told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview. That puts him in regular contact with al-Qaida's senior leadership, including Osama bin Laden, LeBlanc said.
Shukrijumah (SHOOK'-ree joohm-HAH') and two other leaders were part of an "external operations council" that designed and approved terrorism plots and recruits, but his two counterparts were killed in U.S. drone attacks, leaving Shukrijumah as the de facto chief and successor to Mohammed — his former boss.
"He's making operational decisions is the best way to put it," said LeBlanc, the FBI's lead Shukrijumah investigator. "He's looking at attacking the U.S. and other Western countries. Basically through attrition, he has become his old boss."
"FBI agents state that Adnan El Shukrijumah, who was born in Saudi Arabia and sometimes worked in a Miramar Fl used car dealership and complained about scantily clad women here."
Adnan El Shukrijumah holds a USA green card but skipped out on an interview to become a U.S. citizen, said his father, a naturalized citizen originally from Guyana. The son is still a citizen of Guyana. FBI agents say he uses a half-dozen aliases and passports from various countries, including Canada, Trinidad and Saudi Arabia.
Name: ELSHUKRIJUMAH, ADNAN G
SSN USED 109-84-0648 ....Issued: New York; 1995-1997
Guyanese passport #A041472141
612XX SW 27TH ST HOLLYWOOD, FL 33023
68XX PEMBROKE RD APT #3 PEMBROKE PINES FL 33023
DOB: 08/04/1975...Medina Saudi Arabia
AKA......ADNAN JUMAH and ADNAN ELSHUKRI
Adnan EL-Shukrijumah obtained Florida drivers license #S060102220205 in early 1997, he got a duplicate Florida drivers license on 2/22/2001.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010, Ex-Florida Used Car Dealer Adnan El Shukrijumah Charged In Unsealed Indictment, Five Alleged Members of al Qaeda Plot to Attack the Subway System in U.S. and U.K. The indictment adds formal charges against El Shukrijumah, his photo above, a 34-year-old native of Saudi Arabia who served as one of the leaders of al Qaeda’s external operations program. According to the indictment, El Shukrijumah recruited Zazi, Ahmedzay, and Medunjanin to return to the United States and conduct terrorist attacks there. El Shukrijumah has been wanted by the FBI for several years and is the subject of a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest. He remains at large.
The investigation by authorities in the United States and United Kingdom has revealed that “Ahmad” was also communicating with Manchester-based, United Kingdom resident Naseer. Naseer, like Zazi, was in Peshawar, Pakistan in November 2008, according to the court filings.
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