Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 3, 2009


The following is the text of a joint Rewards for Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation statement on a reward offer for information about the hijackers of Pan Am Flight 73:

The U.S. Department of State has authorized a reward of up to $5 million each for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki, Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain ar-Rahayyal, and Muhammad Ahmed al-Munawar — all believed to have been members of the Abu Nidal terrorist organization.

These four suspects have been charged in the District of Columbia for their role in the September 5, 1986 hijacking of Pan American World Airways Flight 73 during a stop in Karachi, Pakistan. The attack resulted in the murder of at least 20 passengers and crew, including two Americans, the attempted murder of 379 passengers and crew, and the wounding of more than 100 individuals on board.

Pakistani authorities arrested four suspects at the scene and later captured a fifth suspect who helped plan the attack. All five, including the four individuals subject to this reward offer, were tried, convicted and sentenced to prison in Pakistan.

In September 2001, one of the five convicted terrorists was released by Pakistani authorities. This individual was later apprehended by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, prosecuted and convicted in U.S. federal court on criminal charges, and is now serving a 160-year sentence in a maximum-security prison.

In January 2008, the four hijackers subject to this reward offer were reportedly released from Pakistani custody. Their current whereabouts are unknown.

Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki was born on June 21, 1955, in Iraq. He stands approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall and has black hair and dark eyes. He is known to have used the following aliases: Wadoud Muhammad Fahd al-Turk, Sliman Ali Ahmad El-Turki, Salman Ali El-Turki, Bou Baker Muhammad, Sulaiman Alturki, and Sulaiman Turki.

Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim is believed to have been born on September 5, 1965, in Lebanon. He is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and has brown hair and dark eyes. He also is known by the aliases Ali Al Jassem Fahd, Fahd Ali al-Jassem, Jamal Saeed Abdulrahim, Fahad Ali Al Jasseen, Ismael, and Fahad

Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain ar-Rahayyal was born on November 27, 1965, in Lebanon. He is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and has black hair and dark eyes. He has a scar under his left eye and a scar on his right cheek. He has used the following aliases: Abdullah Khalil Muhammad, Abdullah Muhammad Khalil, Khalil Antwan Kiwan, Khalil Alid, Antawan Kaiwan Khalil, Khalil and Walid.

Muhammad Ahmed al-Munawar was born on May 21, 1965, in Kuwait. He stands approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall, has black hair, dark eyes, and a scar on his left thumb. He has used various aliases, including Abdarahman Al Rashid Mansour, Mansoor al-Rashid, Mansour Abdul Rahman Rashed, Ashraf Naeem, Mansour, Zubair, and Shamed Khalil Zubair.

Information about Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki, Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain ar-Rahayyal, and Muhammad Ahmed al-Munawar is located on the Rewards for Justice website: (www.rewardsforjustice.net). The FBI also has placed these suspects on its Most Wanted Terrorists website: (www.fbi.gov/wanted/terrorists/fugitives.htm).

We encourage anyone with information on the location of Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki, Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain ar-Rahayyal, and Muhammad Ahmed al-Munawar to contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, any U.S. military commander, or the Rewards for Justice office via the website (www.rewardsforjustice.net), e-mail (RFJ@state.gov) or mail (Rewards for Justice, Washington, DC 20520-0303, USA).

All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Since its inception in 1984, the Rewards for Justice Program has paid more than $80 million to more than 50 persons who provided credible information that has resulted in the capture, prosecution, or death of terrorists or prevented acts of international terrorism.



PRN: 2009/1218