Terrorist Leaders

Analysis Brief

BIN LADEN'S RETURN

Author: CFR.org Staff

A new tape from al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden repeated threats to attack the United States and asserted al-Qaeda is growing stronger in Iraq and around the world. The release comes amid anger in Pakistan over a U.S. missile strike aimed at bin Laden's deputy, Ayman Zawahiri.

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Audio

Media Conference Call: Trial of Accused 9/11 Terrorists (Audio)

Speakers: Steven Simon and John B. Bellinger III
Presider: Lydia Khalil

Listen to John B. Bellinger III, Steven Simon, and Lydia Khalil consider the ramifications of the Justice department's controversial decision to prosecute suspected September 11th mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and his four alleged co-conspirators.

See more in Transnational Crime; Terrorist Leaders; Terrorism and the Law; Terrorist Attacks

Backgrounder

Profile: Imad Mugniyah

Author: Elisabeth Smick

Examining the life and tactics of Imad Fayez Mugniyah, the Hezbollah military mastermind killed in Damascus on February 13, 2008. Before 9/11, Mugniyah was said to be responsible for the deaths of more Americans than any other terrorist.

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Backgrounder

Profile: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Author: Lee Hudson Teslik

A profile of the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man responsible for coordinating suicide bombings in Amman and Madrid, multiple attacks on Iraqi Shiites and Shiite mosques, and the highly-publicized beheading of American Nicholas Berg.

See more in Terrorist Leaders; Iraq