On June 25, 1996, members of the Saudi Hezbollah terrorist group attacked the Khobar Towers apartment complex used to house U.S. and foreign military personnel near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Ali Saed bin Ali el-Hoorie
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.
Ali Saed bin Ali el-Hoorie, 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.
El-Hoorie stands approximately 5 feet 2 inches, or 157 centimeters, tall and has black hair and black eyes. He has a mole on his face and has used the alias Ali Saed bin Ali al-Houri.
The Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to five million dollars for information leading to el-Hoorie’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.