Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization which was founded by one of the most wanted terrorist of the modern era, Osama bin Laden. This terrorist group has been responsible for some of the most brutal terrorist attacks all over the world. The famous September 11, 2001 attack on the United States which shocked everyone throughout the world was carried out by this terrorist network. They fight under the name of Jihad. Although Osama bin Laden is not alive now but there are many more in the Al Qaeda network who are equally dangerous like him. Here is the list of Top 10 Most Dangerous Al-Qaeda Leaders of all Time.
10. Walid Bin Attash
Number tenth place in our list is taken by Walid Bin Attash. He is currently arrested by the CIA and is kept at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. He is said to be from a family who was previously active in the terrorism. He has been accused with many terrorist activities all over the world. He is said to be the main architect behind the bombing at East Africa embassy and also of USS bombing in Yemen. Walid Bin Attash is a Pakistani citizen and he studied in Karachi. He was arrested in Karachi in the year 2003 and was later handed over to the CIA, who took him to the Guantanamo Bay.
9. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed
Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is another most dangerous leader of Al-Qaeda. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was the citizen of Kenya. He acted as the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Eastern part of Africa. He is said to be a top most military commander for the Al-Qaeda. He was accused of being participated in the United State embassy bombing which was held in the year 1998 in East Africa. Since then he was in the top most wanted terrorist list of the FBI. A whopping 5 million US dollars was the award on finding Fazul Abdullah Mohammed announced by the FBI. He was finally shot dead by the Somalia Army.
8. Ahmed Ghailani
He is another member of the Al-Qaeda who was most wanted in the list of many security organizations all over the world. He is convicted for bombing of embassies in the countries such as Tanzania and Kenya. He is a Tanzanian citizen. He was arrested in the operation carried out by combined effort of Pakistani force and United States. He is currently serving his sentence of being in prison for life in some prison of the United States. The attacks he was involved with are considered as to be the most brutal ones at international level.
7. Mohammed Atef
The number seventh place in our list is occupied by the terrorist named as Mohammed Atef. He is known as to be the military chief of this terrorist network. He was the citizen of Egypt. He was even with the Air Force of Egypt for two years. He is said to have met Ayman al-Zawahiri in a training camp and it was Ayman al-Zawahiri who included him in the terrorist group. Being the military commander of Al-Qaeda he planned many terror activities throughout the world. He was killed in November 2001 by the US forces air strike.
6. Riduan Isamudin
Riduan Isamudin is surely one the most dangerous terrorist of the Al-Qaeda. He is said to be the leader of operation in the Southeast Asia. He is said to be at the top most post at Al-Qaeda. He is an Indonesian citizen and he is currently captured and kept at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp of the United State which is in Cuba. A joint operation of the United States CIA and Thailand police made it possible to capture this terrorist. He was most wanted in the list of terrorist in many countries.
5. Abu Zubaydah
Abu Zubaydah is one of the most threatening terrorist of the Al-Qaeda network. He is said to an active participant in the September 11, 2001 attack at the United States. Abu Zubaydah is a citizen of Saudi Arabia. Right now he is arrested by the United State forces and kept at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. He was arrested in Pakistan in March 2002. He is still not charged with any laws by the United States but still is kept there. He is said to be a threat to humanity. He was the key leader in the network of Al-Qaeda. His attest has been a relief to the security agency all over the world.
4. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is fourth in our list of the most dangerous leaders of Al-Qaeda. He was born in the country of Saudi Arabia. He traveled to many places and has been involved in many terrorist events all over the world. He was arrested in the city of Dubai of UAE and was later taken by the United State forces along with them to the United States. He is currently kept at Guantanamo Bay detention camp. He is questioned for many activities of Al-Qaeda around the world. He is said to be the mastermind behind the USS Cole bombing.
3. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is a citizen of Kuwait. He is said to be the main architect of the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States. He was a leading member of the Al-Qaeda group. He is involved with many terrorist activities that took place under the supervision of Al-Qaeda prior to his arrest. He was arrested in 2003 in Pakistan by ISI and was later taken to United States. He is for now kept in Guantanamo Bay detention camp of the United State. He is said to be a very orthodox and brutal terrorist. His arrest has been a positive step towards eliminating terrorism.
2. Ayman al Zawahiri
The second in our list is Ayman al Zawahiri. He is currently the Chief of the Al-Qaeda network. He acted as the deputy of Osama bin Laden for many years. But after Osama’s death he is assigned to lead this terror network. After the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States soil, a whopping 25 million US dollars has been offered as reward for giving information about Ayman al Zawahiri. He was born in a middle class family in Egypt. He is said to be a qualified doctor too. His family died in a air strike by the US forces.
1. Osama Bin Laden
Undoubtedly the first place belongs to this all-time dangerous terrorist mastermind of Al-Qaeda. He was the one who founded this terror network and he worked as its chief till he was killed by the United States force in the year 2011. All the terrorist activities of Al-Qaeda were carried out under his supervision. His death is a major relief for mankind. He has been at the top most terrorist list of the entire Security agency throughout the world.