NEW YORK (PIX11) – Even as federal prosecutors won a conviction Wednesday against Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of the late Osama Bin Laden, the feds still have their sights on six, other men who remain on the New York FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.
One of them, 53-year old Abdul Rahman Yasin, is wanted for alleged participation in the first bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993. The truck bomb killed six people, including a pregnant woman, Monica Rodriguez Smith, who was about to begin maternity leave from the Port Authority of New York.
Yasin was born in Bloomington, Indiana, and he’s an epileptic. He may have a chemical burn scar on his right thigh. There’s a reward of up to $5 million dollars for information that leads to the apprehension or conviction of Yasin.
Another name on the “Most Wanted Terrorists” list is that of 38-year old Adnan G. El Shukrijumah. He was born in Saudi Arabia but often carries a Guyanese passport. He’s been connected to the 2009 plot to bomb New York City subways and local railroad systems.
A Long Island native, Bryant Neal Venas, testified at a 2012 trial that the subway bombing plan was hatched with senior Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan. One aspect of the plot called for “suicide bombers” to
detonate explosives in the subway and railroad tunnels between Queens and Manhattan.
The “Most Wanted Terrorist” with the biggest pricetag on his head is Ayman Al-Zawahri, an Egyptian doctor who’s been running Al Qaeda’s global operations, ever since U.S. Navy SEALS killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan on May 1, 2011. The FBI is offering up to $25 million dollars for information that leads to the capture or conviction of Al-Zawahri.