Abu Laith al-Libi
Like many other leaders of al-Qaeda, he is said to have been a veteran of the war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. In 1994 he went back to Libya to fight the government there under Muammar al-Gaddafi . After a failed uprising there, he first fled to Saudi Arabia and then returned to Afghanistan.
- Yassin Musharbash: Terrorism: Libyan jihadists join al-Qaeda. In: Spiegel Online . November 3, 2007, accessed June 10, 2018 .
- Al Qaeda chief killed in Pakistan . In: Wiener Zeitung , February 1, 2008 (accessed November 8, 2013)
|SURNAME||al-Libi, Abu Laith|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||أبو الليث الليبي (Arabic)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Libyan leader of the al-Qaida organization|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 1967|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||uncertain: Libya|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 29, 2008|
|Place of death||at Mir Ali , Wasiristan , Pakistan|