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.|
|Bin 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.|
|Black September – [ 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.|
|Khalifa, Mohammed – [ 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.|
FBI’s 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 was discontinued.
Guantanamo (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.
Smuggling 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.