Adnan G. El Shukrijumah
Al Qaeda Operative
Adnan was killed in a military manhunt operation by Pakistan Special Forces in South Waziristan in December 2014. He was born in Saudi Arabia on August 4, 1975, but he spent 15 years living in Florida in the late 80s and 90s while his father was a missionary for Islam. He was believed to have beeen the chief of Al-Qaeda's global operations. He trained to be a pilot while in Florida. Al Qaeda trained him to be a terror cell leader after the pattern of Mohammad Atta, who organized the attack on 9-11. Captured operatives have identified Adnan as one tasked by Osama Bin Laden to plot the detonation of nuclear devices in American cities. Adnan spoke American English, Arabic, Urdu and Spanish. He carried multiple passports and traveled extensively.