July 23, 2013

US Passport Found at al Qaeda Base in Syria

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The good news? The base that al Qaeda was using was abandoned after Kurds (have I mentioned how much I love the Kurds lately?) pushed them out of the town they were occupying.

The bad news? Among the many passports of foreigners found one of them belonged to an American from Pennsylvania.

The Long War Journal summarizes:

The American passport belongs to Amiir Farouk Ibrahim, who was born in Pennsylvania on Oct. 30, 1980. Ibrahim's passport was issued on March 6, 2012.

Ibrahim also possesses an Egyptian passport, which was issued on Sept. 23, 2012 under the name Amir Farouk Zaki Ibrahim. His Egyptian passport also states that he was born on Oct. 30, 1980 in the United States.

Read more at the Long War Journal.

It looks like this guy was born in the US but is of Egyptian ancestry and had been living in Egypt recently. Unfortunately when news like this breaks it kind of clutters up Google searches, but if any of you have any other info on this guy I'd love you to send it to me.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:19 PM | Comments |