Mohamed Abul-Khair

Mohamed Abul-Khair
Born 19 June, 1975[1]
Medina. Saudi Arabia
Died September 2010
Nationality Saudi Arabia
Other names Muhammad Abdallah Hasan Abu al Khayr
Abdallah al-Halabi
Known for An Osama bin Laden bodyguard, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, an al Qaeda financial official

Mohamed Abul-Khair, also known as Abu Abdallah al-Halabi, was a citizen of Saudi Arabia notable for being named on its 2009 list of most wanted suspected terrorists.[2] He was alleged to be one of Osama bin Laden's bodyguards, and one of his sons-in-law.

According to Asharq Alawsat Mohamed Abul-Khair had "established ties with 9/11 hijacker Ramzi Bin al-Shaiba".[2][3] They report he: "is currently believed to be in the Iranian-Afghan-Pakistani triangle."

On August 24, 2010, the Long War Journal reported that both the United States and United Nations had entered "Muhammad Abdallah Hasan Abu al Khayr" on their lists of terrorist suspects whose financial assets should be frozen, world-wide.[4][1] The Long War Journal describes him as "a top financial official in the terror organization." The United Nations 1267 list was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267, in 1999, but is regularly updated, with new individuals being added as needed, and with defectors, or individuals known to have died being removed. The United States list was established by United States President George W. Bush's Presidential Executive Order 13224.

The Long War Journal noted the Treasury called Abu Khair "a key leader of the terrorist organization's finance section" who "also acts for al Qaeda in a leadership role on the media committee."[4]

On July 29, 2011, a jihadi forum stated that Abu Khair was killed at an unspecified date.[5] Letters retrieved from the compound where Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan confirmed that Abu Khair was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan in September 2010.[6]


  1. 1 2 "Treasury Designates Al-Qai'da Finance Section Leader". US Treasury. 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2012-06-19. The U.S. Department of the Treasury today further targeted the financial network of al-Qai'da by designating Muhammad Abdallah Hasan Abu-al-Khayr, a key leader of the terrorist organization's finance section. Al-Khayr was designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for acting for or on behalf of al-Qai'da. Executive Order 13224 freezes any assets al-Khayr has under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in any transactions with him. The United Nations 1267 Sanctions Committee took similar action against Al-Khayr today.
  2. 1 2 Turki Al-Saheil (2009-02-05). "Al-Qaeda Using Iran as Base of Operations". Asharq Alawsat. Retrieved 2009-02-06. mirror
  3. Ramzi Binalshibh was not one of the 911 hijackers, but is frequently described as one of the attack's planners.
  4. 1 2 Bill Roggio (2010-08-24). "US, UN sanction top al Qaeda financial official". Long War Journal. Archived from the original on 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-06-19. The US Treasury and the United Nations have sanctioned a top a Qaeda leader who also is Osama bin Laden's son-in-law for serving as a top financial official in the terror organization.
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