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Abu Faraj al-Libbi

Abu Faraj al-LibbiBorn: c. 1963
Birthplace: Libya

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Terrorist

Nationality: Libya
Executive summary: Third in command of al-Qaeda

Former personal assistant of Osama bin Laden, purportedly "third in charge" of al-Qaeda, replacing Khalid Shaikh Mohammed who was captured in March 2003. This claim is in dispute, some analysts believing that al-Libbi largely involved only in provincial operations within Pakistan only, and in fact this is the most likely case. It should be noted that three or four "third in charges" of al-Qaeda have been captured or killed. He was arrested 2 May 2005 in Mardan, near Peshawar in northwest Pakistan while travelling on a motorcycle, by an ambush Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence agents cloaked in burqas. Al-Libbi was wanted for two attempted assassination attempts of Pervez Musharraf in December 2003, the bomb from one of which left 17 dead, and one attempt on the life of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. He is also suspected in other bombings within Pakistan, and that country placed a reward of $340,000 on his head. The United States placed a $5M award on his head, but al-Libbi was never on the top ten most wanted list, due to a lack of indictment by any grand jury.

    Attempted Murder 2003, of Pervez Musharraf
    Murder 2003 (17 killed during assassination attempt)

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