FBI removes ‘deceased’ Osama from most-wanted list


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Washington, May 3: The euphoria has still not died down over the killing of the most wanted terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the US seems to be basking in the glory of achievement over a task that seemed impossible. With the US administration committed to eliminate terrorist activities, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has updated its list of most wanted.

With Osama Bin Laden eliminated from the list, there are nine out of the 10 fugitives who remain to be captured. The FBI has updated their site that shows Osama as 'deceased". The other main honchos who remain very much on the run include:

2 - Adam Yahiye Gadahn, aged 32 and born in Adam Perlman, Oregon and raised in California. Charged with treason and giving material support to the al Qaeda network. He is allegedly involved in terrorist activities, providing aid, comfort and services to such activities. A reward of $1 million is offered to anyone who provides information that might lead to his arrest.

3 - Daniel Andreas San Diego, aged 33 is an American citizen and is tech-savvy and is believed to be a computer network specialist. He is wanted for his alleged involvement in the 2003 bombings of office buildings in San Francisco, California, area. His FBI profile shows his involvement in an extremist animal rights group. The reward for his capture is $250,000.

4 - Ayman Al-Zawahiri, aged 59, widely considered the second-in-line after the death of Osama is an Egyptian national. He is considered the mastermind behind the US embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya in Aug 7, 1998. A physician by profession, he is the founder of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) and actively involved with the al-Qaeda. Regarded as the 'operational brain" of the terror group a reward of $25 million is being offered for his capture.

5 - Fahd Mohammed Ahmed Al-Quso, aged 36 is a Yemeni citizen and is under the spotlight for his alleged role in the bombing of the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen that led to the death of 17 American sailors on Oct 12, 2000. The reward for his capture is $5 million.

6 - Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi, aged about 50 is also charged with his involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole in Aden. He was captured by Yemeni authorities for this and later escaped from prison in Apr 2003. He was recaptured in Mar 2004, but escaped again on Feb 3, 2006. The reward for his capture is $5 million.

7 - Mohammed Ali Hamadei, aged 46 is a member of the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah. He has been accused for his alleged role and participation in the hijacking of the commercial airliner, TWA flight 847 over Greece. The act apart from causing harm to those on board led to the murder of U.S. Navy sailor and American citizen Robert Stetham. The reward for his capture is $5 million.

8 - Ali Atwa, aged 50 is also connected with the group Hezbollah and is wanted in the hijacking of the flight mentioned above. The reward for his capture is $5 million.

9 - Hasan Izz-Al-Din, aged 47 is also an Hezbollah supporter and is marked for his involvement in the Greece-bound aeroplane. The reward for his capture is $5 million.

10 - Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, aged 47 is an Egyptian national and is wanted for the US embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. Reward for his capture is $5 million.

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