Abu al-Fida


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Abu al-Fida

(ä'bo͞o äl-fē`dä, –fĭdä`), 1273–1331, Arab historian, b. Damascus. He fought against the Christians in the last period of the Crusades and later became (1310) governor of Hama in Syria. He was a patron of learning and wrote a descriptive geography and a universal history, which is a superior source for Arab history from the pre-Islamic period to 1329.
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ISIS fighter Abu al-Fida al-Sudani reported killed in Syria in June 2015 (Photo from a YouTube vedio released by ISIS)
Moneer Al-Omari interviewed Al-Qaeda leader Rashad Mohammad Ismail, known widely as Abu Al-Fida, over the phone to discuss several topics including his views about Sheikh Osama bin Laden's death and the future of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Sheikh Rashad Mohammed Saeed Ismael alias Abu al-Fida, a Yemeni aide, recounts that Osama wanted to marry a Yemeni girl to cement his relationship with his billionaire father's homeland.
Ibn Kathir, 'Imad al-Din Abu al-Fida Isma'il ibn Kathir, 1983.
After 9/11, Sheikh Rashad Mohammed Saeed Ismael alias Abu al-Fida was arrested in Yemen and detained for two years.
Notorious terrorists Ahmed Abdul Ghafour, Abdul Karim Shaniqan and Jihad Abu al-Fida were identified among the dead.
13 other terrorists were also killed, among themwas Ahmad Abdel-Ghafour, Abdel-Karim Shneiqan, Jihad Abu al-Fida, in al-Najiyeh town and Jisr al-Shughour city, according to the sources.

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