Al Qaeda Leader Arrested In Arizona

first published on February 1, 2020 by

Federal agents have reportedly arrested an Al Qaeda leader on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.


The terror group leader, Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, has apparently been residing in the Phoenix-area for an undisclosed amount of time.

Al-Nouri is wanted on murder charges by the Iraqi government for his role in planning and executing the assassination of two Iraqi policemen in 2006. He was the leader of a Fallujah-based al Qaeda cell at the time.

Al-Nouri is now in Federal court proceedings to determine if he will be certified for extradition to Iraq to be charged and tried for his alleged crimes. If the Department of Justice determines he can be extradited, the Secretary of State will have the final say as to whether he is handed over to the Iraqi government or dealt with here in the states.