Ibrahim al-Asiri (al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula / AQAP) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE

Ibrahim al-Asiri (aka Abu Salah) is the main explosives expert of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) with his skills seen in the creation of bombs that are sophisticated and concealed with a long-range reach. Asiri is a Saudi citizen currently living and operating in Yemen. He is the mastermind behind the failed 2009 "underwear bombing" attempt on a plane from Amsterdam to Detroit. An attempted bombing using an upgraded underwear bomb, also thought to be Asiri's work, was foiled by the CIA during 2012. The upgraded bomb, as well as others designed by Asiri, contained no metal parts to avoid detection by security scans.Areas of OperationAsiri’s geographical orientations are: knowledge of Riyadh and Mecca where he previously resided with family, the Narjam province in the south west KSA, bordering Yemen where he grew up and familiarity with the southern and eastern Yemeni region, mountainous governorates of Shabwa and Marib.

Ibrahim al-Asiri (al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula / AQAP) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE is an active group formed c. 2014.
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