Atiyah Abd al-Rahman


Atiyah Abd al-Rahman

Infobox Person
name =Atiyah Abd Al Rahman


image_size =150x203px
caption =Senior al-Qaeda suspect
US State Dept. photo
birth_date =c. 1970
birth_place =Libya
death_date =
death_place =
occupation = Terrorist

Atiyah Abd Al Rahman ( _ar. US State Department] [http://www.rewardsforjustice.net/english/index.cfm?page=atiyah_abd Wanted poster on Atiyah] , Rewards for Justice Program, US Department of State] to be a senior member of al-Qaeda and a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and Ansar al-Sunna. His name may be rendered in English as Atiyah Abdur-rahman or Atiyah Abdul-Rahman or in other ways. He is thought [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/01/AR2006100101083.html?nav=rss_world/mideast/iraq Washington Post article] on the Atiyah-to-Zarqawi letter] to be the "Atiyah" who wrote a commanding letter [http://www.ctc.usma.edu/harmony/CTC-AtiyahLetter.pdf Atiyah letter to Zarqawi] , English translation by United States Military Academy] to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in December of 2005.

The State Department announcement says that Abd Al Rahman
* is a Libyan in his late 30's (which puts his date of birth roughly at 1970)
* is based in Iran, representing al-Qaeda to other Islamist terrorist groups
* was appointed to that role by Osama bin Laden
* met bin Laden while still in his teens
* fled the Republic of the Congo alongside bin Laden as recently as 2001.The State Department is offering up to US$1 million for information about him.c]

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