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Saleh Al-Qaraawi
Nationality Saudi Arabian
Occupation Terrorist
Military career
Allegiance

Al-Qaeda

Years of service Unknown-present
Rank

Fighter in Afghanistan
(?-?) Commander in Iraq
(2003-2009)

Emir of Al-Qaeda in Lebanon
(2009-2012)
Battles/wars

War in Afghanistan (1978–present) 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict

Iraq war

Saleh Al-Qaraawi (in Arabic صالح القرعاوي) is a Saudi militant Jihadist.[1]

Al-Qaraawi fought in the Iraqi Insurgency alongside Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.[2] He was a founder of the militant Abdullah Azzam Brigades in 2009, which has carried out a number of attacks in the Middle East.[3] He was identified as the leader of Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia by Saudi Arabian security officials in a February 3, 2009 list of their 85 most wanted.[1]

In December 2011, the US State Department listed him as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist[2]

Al-Qaraawi was arrested on June 9, 2012 after returning to Saudi Arabia from Pakistan where he had been wounded in a drone strike.[4][5]

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