On June 25, 1996, members of the Saudi Hizballah terrorist group attacked the Khobar Towers apartment complex used to house U.S. and foreign military personnel near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
The attackers drove a tanker truck filled with plastic explosives into the parking lot and detonated it, all but destroying the nearest building. The attack killed 19 U.S. servicemen and one Saudi citizen, and wounded 372 others of many different nationalities.
Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed al-Nasser
Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed al-Nasser, a Saudi citizen, helped plan and carry out the attack. A U.S. federal court has indicted him for conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against U.S. nationals, conspiracy to destroy U.S. property, and related charges.
Al–Nasser stands approximately 5 feet 8 inches, or 173 centimeters, tall, and has black hair and brown eyes.
The Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to five million dollars for information leading to al-Nasser’s arrest or conviction.
The U.S. guarantees that all credible reports will be investigated and the identity of all informants will be kept confidential. If appropriate, the U.S. is prepared to protect informants by relocating them. If you have information on this man, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate and the tip line at www.rewardsforjustice.net or e-mail information to RFJ@state.gov.