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Hussein Al-Dhufairi
Born 1977 (age 42–43)[1]
Nationality Kuwait
Known for suspected Daesh member

Hussein Al-Dhufairi is a citizen of Kuwait who is suspected member of Daesh.[2] He was arrested, in Manila, Philippines, in March, 2017. He was arrested with Rahaf Zina, a Syrian woman, also suspected of being a member of the group. He was extradited to Kuwait, in April, 2017. The Arab Times reported that Rahaf Zina was al-Dhufairi was his wife.[3] The Philippine Daily Inquirer described her as his sister-in-law, and widow of his recently deceased brother, senior Daesh leader, Abdul Mohsen Al-Dhufairi.[4] The Kuwait Times reported Hussein married his brother's widow.[1]

The Arab Times reported that, following his arrest in Manila, Kuwait executed raids, arresting three of his relatives, and seven other individuals they believed to be his Daesh associates.[3] Officials had orders to "shoot to kill", during the raids. The Arab Times reported that officials found bomb-making supplies during the raids.

Al-Dhufairi entered the Philippines on January 28, 2017.[5] He was reported to have entered the Philippines on a legal work visa. Al-Dhufairi is reported to have contacted Kuwait's diplomatic officials, in the Philippines, to arrange legal travel documents to return to Kuwait.

Daesh leader, Abdul Mohsen Al-Dhufairi, said to be Hussain's brother, was described as "one of the most dangerous Kuwaiti members of Daesh".[3][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "US, Kuwait help capture 2 with IS ties in Philippines". Manila: Kuwait Times. 2017-04-07. p. 4. Retrieved 2017-04-17. "Dhafiri, a 27-year-old Syrian, was reportedly the widow of a top Islamic State group commander in Syria and later became Aldhafiri’s partner. After her arrest, she told authorities that she was pregnant and she was sent to a hospital. He will likely be deported to Qatar, where she last came from before flying to Manila, Philippine Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said." 
  2. "Kuwaiti ISIS suspect deported to Kuwait; 34 million USD spent for the release of 12 Kuwaitis detained in Guantanamo Bay prison". Manila, Philippines: Arab Times. 2017-04-15. Retrieved 2017-04-16. "A Kuwaiti man suspected to be a member of the Islamic State group was Friday deported by the Philippines to face charges at home, a justice department official said." 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Al-Dhufairi arrest in Manila sparks raids in Kuwait – Shoot-to-kill orders in suspect sweep". Kuwait City: Arab Times. 2017-04-08. Retrieved 2017-04-16. "Security sources disclosed that a Kuwaiti security delegation will travel to Manila Sunday to complete the extradition arrangement of a Kuwaiti “DAESH” affiliate Hussein Al-Dhufairi who together with his Syrian wife were arrested by security authorities for planning to execute terrorist acts in the Philippines and Kuwait, reports Al-Seyassah daily." 
  4. Tetch Torres-Tapas (2017-04-10). "Kuwait asks PH to deport arrested IS member". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2017-04-17. 
  5. "Kuwait Gvnt Canceled The Passport Of Hussein Al-Dhufairi, Who Arrested In Philippines". Kuwait Local. 2017-04-12. Retrieved 2017-04-16. "Al-Dhufairi was able to enter the Philippines thrice, the latest being on January 28. BI said they are investigating a recruitment firm called Q8 for sponsoring Al-Dhufairi’s work visa to the Philippines. Zina would be deported to Qatar, her last known location before she arrived in the Philippines." 
  6. Habib Toumi (2017-04-16). "Kuwaiti terror suspect repatriated from Philippines". Manama: Gulf News. Retrieved 2017-04-16. "Al Dhufairi, 40, was reportedly a Daesh bomb maker who helped plot attacks in Kuwait and possibly in the Philippines. He is reportedly the brother of Abdul Mohsen Al Dhufairi, also known as Abu Jandal Al Kuwaiti, one of the most dangerous Kuwaiti members of Daesh. He was killed months ago in an international coalition bombing raid." 

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