Heila al-Qusayer

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Heila al-Qusayer
Nationality Saudi Arabia
Known for female alleged to be a senior al Qaeda member

Heila al-Qusayer is a citizen of Saudi Arabia, captured in March 2010 on suspicion of ties to Islamic militancy.[1][2] She is notable for being a rare instance of a female alleged to be a senior member of al Qaeda.

Heila's husband was killed by Saudi security officials in 2004.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Paul Handley (2010-06-20). "20 percent failure rate in Saudi Gitmo rehab programme". Agence France Presse. Archived from the original on 2010-06-26. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jrWC-N58lRD7TS1MhDsbNSHsJvuQ. Retrieved 2010-06-21. "Such reports surfaced after the arrest of Heila al-Qusayer, allegedly a key woman operative in a recently busted militant cell in the central Qassim region." 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Prince Nayef: Saudi foiled 230 terror attacks". Riyadh: Middle East Online. 2010-09-27. Archived from the original on 2014-06-22. https://web.archive.org/web/20140622230548/http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=41563. "The Dubai-based news channel Al-Arabiya described Qusayer, one of 113 suspects whose arrests were announced on March 24, as "the most dangerous woman" in Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia." 

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