Two New Most Wanted Terrorists
Most Wanted Terrorists
Two Names Added to List
Husayn Muhammad al-Umari is wanted in
Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso is
Today, we are announcing the addition of two individuals to our Most Wanted Terrorists list, along with substantial rewards for information leading to their capture.
Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso is sought for his role in the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen, in which 17 American sailors were killed.
Husayn Muhammad al-Umari is wanted in connection with the 1982 bombing of Pan Am Flight 830, which resulted in the death of a teenage passenger and injury to 16 others. The flight, bound from Japan to Hawaii, carried 267 people.
The U.S. State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering up to $5 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or convictions of these individuals.
We are also announcing today that we have added Abdullah al-Rimi to our Seeking Information-War on Terrorism list. Unlike al-Quso and al-Umari, who are under indictment in the U.S., al-Rimi has not been charged but is wanted for questioning in connection with the USS Cole bombing.
Al-Quso, who speaks Arabic, is believed to be 35 years old. He was born in Yemen and may still be living there.
The USS Cole bombing took place on October 12, 2000, when suicide terrorists exploded a small boat alongside the Navy destroyer as it was refueling in the port of Aden. The blast ripped a 40-foot-wide hole in the ship. In addition to the 17 who died, many were injured.
Al-Umari, 73, who may be carrying a Lebanese passport, is one of three people indicted for the Pan Am Flight 830 bombing and is alleged to have built the device that was placed under a seat and detonated while the plane was in flight.
Sometimes called “The Bomb Man” because he is an explosives expert, al-Umari formed the terrorist group 15 May Organization in 1979. The group’s mission was to promote the Palestinian cause through violence toward supporters of Israel. A Sunni Muslim who doesn’t drink or gamble, al-Umari is said to enjoy smoking Cuban cigars.
We need your help to find these three individuals, all of whom should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. If you have any information concerning these alleged terrorists, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or consulate, or submit a tip electronically.
With today’s additions, there are now 24 people on our Most Wanted Terrorists list, which was established a month after the 9/11 terror attacks. The State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program, established in 1984, has paid nearly $80 million to more than 50 people who provided information that prevented international terrorist attacks or helped bring others to justice for previous crimes.