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FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist al-Zawahiri Killed in Drone Strike in Afghanistan

Ayman al-Zawahiri, via FBI

The FBI’s most wanted al-Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, President Biden announced Monday night.  

Al-Zawahiri, 71, helped plan the 9/11 attack and led al-Qaida after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forced in 2011. 

“We make it clear again tonight that, that no matter how long it takes, no matter where you hide, if you are a threat to our people, the United States will find you and take you out,” Biden said.

Al-Zawahiri played key roles in plotting terrorist attacks since the 1990s. 

“To kill Americans and their allies — civilian and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in every country in which it is possible to do it,” al-Zawahiri wrote in a 1998 manifesto.

Biden warned other terrorists that they could be next. 

“And to those around the world who continue to seek to harm the United States, hear me now: We will always remain vigilant and we will act and we will always do what is necessary to ensure the safety and security of Americans at home and around the globe,” Biden said.

The FBI updated its Most Wanted Terrorist poster with al-Zawahiri’s status: “Deceased.”

One of FBI’s Top Most Wanted May Have Died More Than Two Decades Ago

William Bradford Bishop

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

One of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives may have been dead for more than two decades.

WUSA9 reports that the FBI plans to exhume a body that bears a “strong physical resemblance” to Bradford Bishop, who has been wanted for allegedly murdering his mother, wife and three sons in Montgomery County in 1976.

The body is of a man who was killed while walking on a highway inAlabama in 1981.

Bishop was indicted by a grand jury in March 1976 for the murder of his family.

One of FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists in U.S. Custody After Capture in Libya

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A few days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Anas al Libi was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list.

The reward – $25 million, the same amount offered for the capture of Osama bin Laden.

On Saturday, authorities finally captured al Libi in Libya, accusing him of being one of the top remaining leaders of al Qaeda and a former confidant of bin Laden’s, NBC News reports.

“As the result of a U.S. counterterrorism operation, Abu Anas al Libi is currently lawfully detained by the U.S. military in a secure location outside of Libya,” Pentagon spokesman George Little confirmed, adding that al Libi was being held under the “law of war.”

Libyan officials are asking for an explanation, NBC News reported.

Alleged Child Molester Arrested One Day After Appearing on “Most Wanted” List

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former college professor accused of molesting children is in custody just one day after the FBI placed him on its most wanted list, CNN reports.

Walter Lee Williams, who is wanted for alleged sexual exploitation of children, was arrested in Mexico on Tuesday.

Williams was the 500th suspect to be placed on the most wanted fugitives list.

His face appeared in Mexican newspapers, leading to his arrest, CNN reported.

Most Wanted Women: 8 Females Have Made the FBI’s Most Wanted List

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Joanne Chesimard, 65, a convicted cop killer, recently became the first woman placed on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Terrorist List. 

While Chesimard made news by making the list, eight of the 500 people who appeared on the FBI’s most wanted fugitive list were women, Discovery reports.

Discovery lists details of each woman, including Ruth Eisemann-Schier, who helped her boyfriend kidnap a heiress for ransom and bury her alive in a shallow grave. 

Another includes Bernardine Rae Dohrn, a law school graduate who was a leader in the Weather Underground, a radical group designed to overthrow the U.S. government.

FBI Adds First Woman to List of Most Wanted Terrorists

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The FBI placed the first woman on its list of most wanted terrorists Thursday, NBC News reports.

Joanne Chesimard was a 1970s black radical who is accused of shooting a New Jersey trooper and fleeing prison in a daring daylight escape.

The FBI said Chesimard, who was part of the Black Liberation Army, fled to Cuba.

 

FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List Grows to 31 with American Suspect

 Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists now includes an American accused of working with terrorists in Somalia, the Associated Press reports.

The AP reported that the FBI on Wednesday added former Alabama resident Omar Shafik Hammami to the most wanted list, which has grown to 31 since being created a month after the terror attacks of 2011.

Hammami is accused of being a senior leader in al-Shabab, a Somalia-based terror group with links to al-Qaida.

The FBI’s counterterrorism division nominates suspects to the list.

A nominee must be under a criminal indictment, according to the AP.

FBI Offers Reward in Search of Massachusetts Man Accused of Training to Kill U.S. Soldiers

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward to help locate a Massachusetts man who was training how to kill Americans soldiers while visiting Pakistan and Yemen, the bureau announced Wednesday.

The FBI believes Ahmad Abousamra may be living in Syria with his wife, at least a daughter and extended family.

Abousamra allegedly conspired with Tarek Mehanna, who was convicted of terrorism charges in December 2011 and sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison in April.

It’s believed that Abousamra last lived in an affluent Boston suburb and has family members in the Detroit area.