Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan

 

Age: 39 or 48

 

Summary: senior operative leader of the Islamic terror network al-Qaeda who was indicted in the U.S. District Court of New York State as a participant in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings that killed approximately 212 people and injured more than 4,000 others in Kenya and Tanzania, who was alleged to have purchased the Toyota and Nissan trucks used in the deadly attacks and had been ranked among the 23 fugitives on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorist list since its inception in October 2001.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in a U.S. military air strike

 

Born: April 9, 1960 or 1969

 

Died: January 1, 2009

 

Location: Karachi, Pakistan