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Currently at Large: The New Terrorists

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September 30, 2011

In 2006, the FBI updated their Most Wanted Terrorist list for the first time, removing those killed or captured and adding those responsible for more recent atrocities. Here are those currently at large.

  • Jamal Ahmad Mohammad al-Badawi: Convicted of helping to plan the USS Cole bombing, Badawi was sentenced to death in Yemen. He escaped twice, later surrendering to Yemeni authorities in 2007. Yemeni authorities released him in exchange for a pledge not to engage in any violent or Qaida activity.
  • Mohammed Ali Hammadi: A suspected member of Hezbollah, he was convicted in a West German court of law for air piracy, murder, and possession of explosives for his part in the June 14, 1985, hijacking of TWA Flight 847. He was released on parole in 2005. 
  • Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah: One of the founders of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Shallah is wanted on charges of conspiring to conduct the affairs of the PIJ through a pattern of racketeering activities, such as bombings, murders, extortions, and money laundering.
  • Abd Al Aziz Awda: One of the founders of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Awda is still involved as the spiritual leader. PIJ is headquartered in Damascus, where FBI officials believe Awda is as well.
  • Isnilon Totoni Hapilon: Also known as "The Deputy," Hapilon is a leader of the Filipino terrorist organization called the Abu Sayyaf Group. He is wanted on kidnapping and murder charges in the Philippines. There is a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture.
  • Adam Yahiye Gadahn: Born Adam Pearlman, Gadahn is wanted for treason. He is an American senior operative of al-Qaida and acts as a spokesman and media adviser.
  • Daniel Andreas San Diego: The first American environmentalist and domestic terrorist added to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list, San Diego is an animal liberationist who has an alleged association with the Animal Liberation Brigade cell responsible for two bombings in 2003.
  • Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso: Quso is wanted for his role in the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, with a $5 million reward for any information leading to his capture. Quso is believed to be hiding in the mountains of Yemen's Shabwa province.
  • Adnan Gulshair el-Shukrijumah: Wanted for his suspected role in the plot against New York City's subway system, uncovered in September 2009, Shukrijumah worked as a schoolteacher in the United States. He is known to have a Guyanese passport but might also use a Saudi, Canadian, or Trinidadian passport. He is now considered to be a high-ranking Qaida official.
  • Husayn Muhammad al-Umari: Umari was indicted in the District of Columbia for his suspected role in the Aug. 11, 1982, bombing of Pan Am Flight 830, while it was en route from Japan to Hawaii. Authorities believe he prepared the bomb that was placed under a seat on Flight 830, resulting in the death of a 16-year-old passenger and injuring 16 other passengers.
  • Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki: Wanted for his role in the 1986 hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73, he is believed to be a member of the Abu Nidal Organization. A $5 million reward is offered for information leading to his capture.
  • Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim: He was indicted for his part in the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73; the attack resulted in the deaths of 20 passengers and crew, including two American citizens. 
  • Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain Ar-Rahayyal: A suspected member of the Abu Nidal Orgnization, Ar-Rahayyal is wanted in conjunction with the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73. 
  • Muhammad Ahmed al-Munawar: He is also wanted inthe hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 while it was stopped in Karachi, Pakistan. The Rewards for Justice Program has offered a $5 million for information leading to his capture.

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