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The Original 22 Terrorists: Where Are They Now? -- PICTURES

photo of Jenna  Zwang
September 30, 2011

In response to the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, President Bush released the list of the FBI's most-wanted terrorists to the public. Twenty-two members of terror organizations held spots on the list, with Osama bin Laden reigning as public enemy No. 1. This gallery looks at what's happened 10 years later, with seven of those listed as dead, three captured, and 12 still unaccounted for. 

(Currently at Large: The New Terrorists)

SAIF AL-ADEL: CAPTURED Previously believed to be in Iran, Adel was captured February 29, 2012 in Cairo. He is wanted for his part in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. He was also connected with murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl.(AP Photo)

OSAMA BIN LADEN: DECEASED Wanted for his responsibility in the Sept. 11 attacks as well as the U.S. Embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya, bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011. (AP Photo)

IMAD MUGHNIYAH: DECEASED A senior member of Lebanon's Hezbollah organization, Mughniyah was associated with the embassy and Beirut barracks bombings. He was also one of the hijackers of TWA Flight 847 in 1985, when dozens of passengers were held hostage for three days. He is thought to have killed more Americans than any other militant before the Sept. 11 attacks. He was killed Feb. 12, 2008, in Damascus by a car bomb placed in his headrest.


ALI ATWA: AT LARGE Wanted for his role in the 1985's TWA Flight 847 hijacking, during which he assaulted various passengers and crew members and killed one U.S. citizen. One of the FBI's nine most-wanted terrorists, a $5 million reward is offered for information leading to his capture or conviction. He is currently thought to be living in Lebanon.

HASSAN IZZ-AL-DIN: AT LARGE An alleged member of Hezbollah, Izz-al-Din is one of the FBI's nine most wanted terrorists for his role in the hijacking of TWA Flight 847. A $5 million reward is being offered for information leading to his capture or conviction.

ABDUL RAHMAN YASIN: AT LARGE Characterized as "the only participant in the first attempt to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993 who was never caught," Yasin is said to have helped make the bombs used in the attack. He reportedly was held prisoner in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, and its government offered to turn him over to the U.S. government in exchange for lifting U.N. economic sanctions. He is believed to still be in Iraq, although he hasn't been seen since 2002. 


KHALID SHAIKH MOHAMMED: CAPTURED A member of al-Qaida, he headed propaganda operations and is said to be "the principal architect behind the 9/11 attacks." He was captured March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and transferred to U.S. custody. He is currently being held at Guantanamo Bay.(AP Photo)

AHMED IBRAHIM AL-MUGHASSIL: AT LARGE Wanted in connection with the June 25, 1996, attack on the Khobar Towers complex near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Mughassil was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and charged June 21, 2001, with 46½ separate criminal counts including murder for having driven the bomb truck that blew up Khobar Towers.

ALI SAED BIN ALI EL-HOORIE: AT LARGE A suspected member of the pro-Iran Saudi Hezbollah, Hoorie is wanted by the U.S. government in connection with the the Khobar Towers attack near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He was identified as the passenger in the bomb truck, which was driven to the complex by Ahmed Ibrahim al-Mughassil and abandoned by both men as they fled to waiting cars minutes before the it blew up.


IBRAHIM SALIH MOHAMMED AL-YACOUB: AT LARGE Yacoub is wanted in connection with the Khobar Towers attack in Saudi Arabia and is alleged to be a member of the pro-Iran Saudi Hezbollah.

ABDELKARIM HUSSEIN MOHAMED AL-NASSER: AT LARGE Nasser is wanted in connection with the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia. The Rewards for Justice program is offering $5 million for information leading to his capture.

MUHAMMAD ATEF: DECEASED Atef, the alleged military chief of al-Qaida, was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 14, 2011, by a Predator missile strike on his home outside Kabul. His death was one of the largest victories in the "war on terror." (AP Photo)


AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI: AT LARGE The acting leader of al-Qaida, Zawahiri is wanted for his role in the U.S. embassy bombings. A $25 million reward is offered for information resulting in his capture. (AP Photo)

FAZUL ABDULLAH MOHAMMED: DECEASED The leader of the al-Qaida presence in East Africa, Mohammed was killed in Somalia in June 2011 by Somalian forces.(AP Photo)

MUSTAFA MOHAMED FADHIL: REPORTEDLY CAPTURED Fadhil is accused of preparing TNT and loading it plus other explosives into the truck used in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing in Tanzania. In August 2004, it was reported that an Egyptian with a "bounty on his head" was captured in Pakistan, and shortly thereafter Fadhil's name was removed from the FBI's list. This has led many to believe that he is either in Pakistani or U.S. custody. There has been no official confirmation or denial.(AP Photo)


FAHID MOHAMMED ALLY MSALAM: DECEASED A Kenyan terrorist conspirator, Msalam was wanted in the United States for his part in the 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. He was killed on Jan. 1, 2009, in an unmanned predator strike in Pakistan.

AHMED KHALFAN GHAILANI: CAPTURED A conspirator in the al-Qaida terrorist network, Ghailani was convicted for his role in the 1998 bombing of embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He was captured in Pakistan on July 25, 2004, and was sentenced to life in prison.(AP Photo)

SHEIK AHMED SALIM SWEDAN: DECEASED Wanted as a participant in the 1998 embassy bombings, he was alleged to have purchased the Toyota and Nissan trucks used in the attacks. On Jan. 1, 2009, Swedan was killed in Pakistan along with Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam in an a U.S. drone strike at an al-Qaida safe house.(AP Photo)


ABDULLAH AHMED ABDULLAH: AT LARGE Abdullah is wanted by the United States for his part in the 1998 embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. There is a $5 million reward is offered for any information leading to his capture.

ANAS AL-LIBY: AT LARGE Liby is wanted for his role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa and works as a computer specialist for al-Qaida.

AHMED MOHAMMED HAMED ALI: AT LARGE Wanted in connection with the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings, Ali was reported as killed in 2010 in Pakistan by the National Counterterrorism Center; however, his death has not been confirmed and the FBI still lists him as "wanted."


MUHSIN MUSA MATWALLI ATWAH: DECEASED Atwah was wanted in connection with the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings. A member of al-Qaida since at least 1990, he provided explosives training in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sudan, according to his indictment. He was also suspected of supplying arms to terrorists battling Pakistani forces in North and South Waziristan. Atwah was killed April 12, 2006, along with six other militants by Pakistani forces in a helicopter gunship raid on a village near the Afghan border.

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