Said Ali al-Shihri

 

 

Age: 39

 

Summary: Saudi Arabian militant and senior deputy leader of the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula who had been possibly involved in the kidnappings and murders of foreigners in Yemen before he was captured at the Pakistan border with Afghanistan in December 2001 and was one of the first detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camps in Cuba arriving in January 2002 after being wounded in an airstrike in Afghanistan two months earlier, but who spent almost six years being held in extrajudicial detention before American officials released him into Saudi government rehabilitation program, which the kingdom's ruling family set up to persuade jihadis to denounce violence and integrate into Saudi society.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from injuries sustained in a previous drone strike

 

Born: September 12, 1973

 

Died: January 22, 2013

 

Location: Sa'dah, Yemen