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Fighter in Afghanistan
Al-Qaraawi fought in the Iraqi Insurgency alongside Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. He was a founder of the militant Abdullah Azzam Brigades in 2009, which has carried out a number of attacks in the Middle East. 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.
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- "85 on Saudi wanted list of militants". Saudi Gazette. 2009-02-03. Archived from the original on 4 February 2009. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.saudigazette.com.sa%2Findex.cfm%3Fmethod%3Dhome.regcon%26contentID%3D2009020328293&date=2009-02-04. Retrieved 2009-02-03. "Al-Arabiya satellite news channel said the statement identified one of the militants, Saleh Al-Qarawi, as the leader of Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia."
- "Terrorist Designation of Saleh al-Qarawi". 2011-12-15. https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/12/178882.htm.
- "Lebanon 'arrests head of Abdullah Azzam Brigades'". BBC News. 2014-01-1. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-25566784.
- "Asharq Al-Awsat Exclusive: The Untold Story of Al-Zarqawi’s Wife". ASHARQ AL-AWSAT. http://www.aawsat.net/2013/05/article55301339. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- "Online jihadists discuss fate of al Qaeda operative held by Saudi Arabia". The Long War Journal. http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/06/online_jihadists_dis.php. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
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