High-ranking Al-Qaeda commander and explosives expert Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian by nationality, has been arrested at Cairo airport, according to Egypt security officials.
Born in 1960 or 1963, Saif Al-Adel is also known as Muhamad Ibrahim Makkawi, Seif Al Adel and Ibrahim Al-Madani. The man is ranked high on the most wanted FBI list.
aif Al-Adel is charged with conspiracy to kill US citizens, and destroy buildings, property and national defense utilities of the US. He is also wanted in the US in connection with the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
As well as being a top Al-Qaeda commander, Al-Adel is allegedly affiliated with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, an affiliate of Al Qaeda under worldwide embargo by the UN.
The reward for information leading to his capture is set at $5 million.