NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.F.27.01. MUSTAFA MOHAMED FADHIL
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 7 September 2010
Mustafa Mohamed Fadhil was listed on 17 October 2001 pursuant to paragraph 8(c) of resolution 1333 (2000) as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and Usama bin Laden.
Mustafa Mohammed Fadhil played a key role in the 7 August 1998 Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) bombings of the Embassies of the United States in Kenya and Tanzania. The attacks resulted in the deaths of 224 people and injured about 5,000, as well as severely damaging or destroying the embassies and several other buildings.
In the spring of 1997, Wadih el-Hage, an Al-Qaida operative and convicted co-conspirator, provided Fadhil with orders from Usama bin Laden (deceased) to militarize Al-Qaida’s East African cell. In 1998, while plotting the bombing in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Fadhil resided with Khalfan Khamis Mohammed and met with Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (QI.G.28.01), Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan (deceased) and Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam (deceased) at Ghailani's residence in Dar es Salaam. At Fadhil’s request, Ghailani obtained a cellular telephone to facilitate communications for the group responsible for the Dar es Salaam bombing. Fadhil, Khalfan Khamis Mohammed and the suicide bomber who drove the vehicle carrying the explosives, helped to prepare the bomb in July 1998. Muhsin Moussa Matwalli Atwah Dewedar (deceased), the bomb engineer, supervised and assisted the bomb assembly. Fadhil, Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, Msalam, Ghailani and other co-conspirators loaded boxes of explosives, detonators, and other bomb components into the Dar es Salaam bomb truck. On 1 August 1998, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah el Alfi (QI.E.19.01) advised that all members of Al-Qaida were to leave Kenya by 6 August 1998. Consequently, prior to the bombings, Fadhil travelled with Msalam, Swedan, Ghailani and Abdullah from Nairobi to Karachi, Pakistan, in August 1998.
On 16 December 1998, Fadhil was indicted in the Southern District of New York, United States, for his involvement in the 7 August 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, and among other crimes, for conspiring to murder, kidnap, and maim United States nationals. An arrest warrant and an INTERPOL Red Notice have been issued for him.
Related listed individuals and entities
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah el Alfi (QI.E.19.01), listed on listed on 17 October 2001
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (QI.G.28.01), listed on listed on 17 October 2001