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Anas al Kandari
Anas al Kandari -- Faylaka Island ambusher.
Anas al Kandari -- Faylaka Island ambusher.
Born 1981
Died 2001-10-28
Faylaka Island
Nationality Kuwait
Known for launched a suicide attack against US marines

Anas al-Kandari (1981 – October 8, 1981) was a citizen of Kuwait suspected of being an associate of Osama bin Laden.[1][2][3] Anas Al Kandari died in a firefight on Faylaka Island, with United States Marines on October 8, 2002. Lance Corporal Antonio J. Sledd was also killed in the incident as was Al Kandari's fellow fighter Jassem al-Hajiri.

Anas Al Kandari grew up in Salwa Kuwait. Stewart Bell, author The Martyr's Oath, reports that his father invested in the Souk Al Manakh, which Bell described as "Kuwait's unofficial stock exchange". Anas Al Kandari's father made millions, until the stock bubble burst and he went bankrupt.

Al Kandari is reported to have spent eighteen months in Afghanistan.[4] He is reported to have returned to Kuwait a few days before al Qaeda's attacks on the USA on September 11, 2001.

Al Kandari is reported to have fasted before the attack—which was triggered by recent broadcasts of the dead and wounded in a town in the Gaza Strip that had been bombarded by Israel.[5]

Bell reports that Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, an important source on al Qaeda's operation, stopped cooperating with his interrogators when he learned that his best friend Anas Al Kandari had been killed.[1][3] Bell reports that Jabarah had traveled to Afghanistan with Anas Al Kandari in 2000.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Stewart Bell (2005). The Martyr's Oath: The Apprenticeship of a Homegrown Terrorist. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-83683-5. 
  2. Dave Moniz (2002-10-08). "Kuwaiti gunmen kill 1 Marine in training". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Stewart Bell (2008-01-18). "Canadian al-Qaeda terrorist gets life in prison". National Post. Archived from the original on 2009-07-31. 
  4. Brian Dakss (2002-10-10). "Al Qaeda Links To Kuwait Attack?". CBS News. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. Brian Dakss (2002-10-09). "Al Qaeda Link In Kuwait Attack Eyed: Dead U.S. Marine Identified; Kuwait Searches For Accomplices". CBS News. Retrieved 2009-07-01.