Adnan el-Shukrijumah
Broward County, FL

Al Qaeda

Adnan el-Shukrijumah, aka "Jafar the Pilot," is a Saudi-born permanent US resident alien identified by al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as an operative with permission to attack targets in the United States previously approved by Osama bin Laden. His suspected activities range from surveillance of high-profile targets in New York's financial district to looking for weaknesses in the Panama Canal, to plotting with Jose Padilla to blow up apartment buildings in the United States, government records show. His friends included Imran Mandhai, who was convicted in Forida of conspiring to bomb a National Guard Armory among other targets. El-Shukrijumah allegedly attended a terrorist summit in Pakistan in March 2004 where he met with a number of key al Qaeda members.

In 2010, government officials linked the 2009 foiled plot by several men to bomb the New York City subway to el-Shukrijumah. Officials said that one of the men involved in the plot, Zarein Ahmedzay, who has pleaded guilty to planning to detonate bombs on the N.Y. subway at rush hour, is said to have traveled to a North Waziristan terrorist training camp during the summer of 2008 where he met el-Shukrijumah.

He remains a high-priority al Qaeda suspect at large.