The FBI is
tasked with keeping tabs on potential terrorists and their activities.
The following is a list of documents that have been released.
Declassified Terrorist FBI Files
Ali Hasan Al-Majid Al-Tikriti
(Chemical Ali) – [ 53 Pages, 3.64MB ]
– Ali Hassan Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (November 1941 – 25 January 2010)
was a Ba’athist Iraqi Defense Minister, Interior Minister, military commander
and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. He was also the governor of
annexed Kuwait, during the Persian Gulf War. A first cousin of former
Ba’athist Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, he became notorious in the 1980s
and 1990s for his role in the Iraqi government’s campaigns against internal
opposition forces, namely the ethnic Kurdish rebels of the north, and the
Shia religious dissidents of the south. Repressive measures included
deportations and mass killings; al-Majid was dubbed “Chemical Ali” by Iraqis
for his use of chemical weapons in attacks against the Kurds.
Laden, Osama –
[ 19 Pages, 1.03MB ] – Usama (or Osama) Bin Laden, founder of the
al Qaeda terrorist organization, was born in Saudi Arabia in 1957. On March
10, 1984, Bin Laden and others killed two German nationals. On March 16,
1998, authorities in Tripoli issued an arrest warrant for him for murder and
illegal possession of firearms. Bin Laden was also wanted for the August 1998
bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He was killed by U.S. forces
in May 2011. This
release consists of material that predates the 9/11 attacks.
[ 47 Pages, 4.54MB ] – The Black September Organization (BSO) was a
Palestinian terrorist organization, founded in 1970. It was responsible for
the kidnapping and murder of eleven Israeli athletes and officials, and the
fatal shooting of a West German policeman, during the 1972 Summer Olympics in
Munich, their most publicized event. These events lead to the creation of
permanent, professional, and military-trained counter-terrorism forces of
major European countries, like GSG9 or GIGN, or the reorganization and
specialization of already standing units to such a group, like the Special
Air Service of the UK.
[ 729 Pages, 28.91MB ] – Mohammad Jamal Khalifa Mohammad Jamal
Khalifa (1957-2007), brother-in-law of Usama bin Laden, was arrested in the
U.S. in December 1994 on immigration charges. Khalifa was deported to Jordan
in June 1995 and later released by Jordanian authorities. This release
consists of investigative files from the FBI’s San Francisco and New York
offices concerning his arrest and ties to terrorist financing investigations
between the years 1994 and 2003.
Terrorist Photo Album – The Terrorist Photo Album was established in 1973.
A request went out to the field offices requesting photos and biographic data
on individuals that would be included in the album. The biographic data was to
include name, akas, current residence, current employment, date and place of
birth, marital status, alien status along with INS number, fingerprints if
available, physical description and any other pertinent data. When the album
was completed, it was distributed to each office. The field offices were
expected to keep the information up to date. In 1989, the Terrorist Photo Album
(GTMO) [244 Pages, 9.1MB] – Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) Special Inquiry
In 2004, the FBI initiated a special inquiry investigation into whether Bureau
personnel had witnessed “any aggressive mistreatment, interrogations, or
interview techniques” of detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by representatives
of the military, law enforcement, or the FBI. This release consists of
responses to an FBI Office of General Counsel request to Bureau personnel
assigned to Guantanamo Bay between September 11, 2001 and September 2004. There
were no documented incidents of mistreatment involving FBI personnel.
of Atomic Bombs into the United States – [2,792 Pages, 153.7MB]
– The is a very large file, which I have combined into a single .pdf. Not
all sections have been released/obtained from the FBI (yet) but additional FOIA
requests are still pending, and I will update this file, when they come
available. The original files were obtained via a CD-ROM, in the form of a
multi-page .tif file. These are very difficult (and archaic) to use, so I
converted them to a .pdf.