Abu Khalil al-Madani

Abu Khalil al-Madani, also known as Abu Khalil al-Sudani,[1] was a member of al-Qaeda's Shura Council.[2] Believed to be a Saudi,[2] little was known about his views,[3] however in a 2013 audio message released online, he repeated familiar Al Qaeda themes of the Muslim world being weakened by a lack of Islamic faith and American conspiracies.[4] In April 2014, al-Madani released an audio statement attempting to mediate the conflict between Syrian-based Jihadist groups, Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.[5]

Al-Madani was killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan on July 11, 2015. Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri confirmed al-Madani's death in an audio message in August 2017.[6]


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