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FBI adds three to terror lists, citing insurgency, terror group support

Hammami, Sahiron

The FBI added two new names to its Most Wanted Terrorists list and another to a terrorist watch list on Nov. 14

Former Alabama resident Omar Shafik Hammami and Philippine resident Raddulan Sahiron, were both added to the agency’s Most Wanted Terrorist list.

Hammami, has reportedly been a senior leader in al Shabaab insurgency in Somalia. Hammami, said the FBI, allegedly traveled to Somalia in 2006 and joined al Shabaab’s military wing, eventually becoming a leader in the organization. Hammami—who has been indicted in the U.S. on various terrorism charges—is believed to be in Somalia, it said.

Sahiron, said the FBI, is wanted for his alleged involvement in the 1993 kidnapping of an American in the Philippines by the Abu Sayyaf Group. Sahiron, believed to be the leader of Abu Sayyaf, was indicted on federal hostage-taking charges and may currently be in the area of Patikul Jolo, Sulu, Philippines, it said.

Shaykh Aminullah was added on Nov. 14 to the FBI’s “Seeking Information—Terrorism” list that identifies individuals being sought in connection with designated terrorist organizations or possible terrorist activity against the U.S.

Shaykh Aminullah, according to a Nov. 14 FBI statement, is wanted for questioning in connection with providing material support to al Qaeda, the Taliban, and anti-coalition militias with the aid of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT).

As of early 2008, the FBI said Shaykh Aminullah was allegedly providing assistance, including funding and recruits, to the al Qaeda network and reportedly provided  funding and other resources to the Taliban, including explosive vests and other resources and facilitated the activities of anti-coalition militants operating in Afghanistan by raising money in support of terrorist activities. He is also reportedly an active supporter of Pakistani militants and recruited fighters and suicide bombers and for the acquisition of funds and equipment for militants in Afghanistan.

With the addition of Shaykh Aminullah, there are currently six individuals on the FBI’s Seeking Information—Terrorism list, which was established for individuals not under indictment in the United States, said the FBI. This list complements the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list of individuals indicted in the U.S. for their alleged involvement in various terrorist attacks or planned attacks around the world against United States interests or persons.

The FBI asked anyone with information concerning Shaykh Aminullah are asked to contact the FBI or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Additional information on Shaykh Aminullah, including a poster with his picture, is available on the FBI’s website.


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