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1/12/03 - INTERNATIONAL CRIME ALERT - DABBAGH - 2003-01-13


On November 3rd, 1992, Mohamad Hisham Dabbagh picked up his two-year-old daughter, Nadia Dabbagh, for an extended visit. The child and her mother, Dabbagh’s divorced wife, were living in Medina, Ohio. Dabbagh was permitted to take the child to Florida on the condition that she be returned to the mother’s custody by December 1st, 1992.

Dabbagh did not return the child to her mother. Instead, he abducted her to Saudi Arabia. He later took the child to Syria, where he left her with members of the Muslim Brotherhood. U.S. authorities issued warrants for Dabbagh’s arrest for child abduction. Syrian authorities issued an order granting custody of the child to her mother.

Mohamad Hisham Dabbagh is an Arab male born on November 18th, 1963, in Kuwait City, Kuwait. He is a citizen of Syria, where he is now living. He is one meter fifty-seven centimeters tall and weight sixty-five kilograms. He has black hair, brown eyes, and a medium complexion. He wears glasses and has a “lazy” left eye. He also has a small scar over one of his eyes. Dabbagh speaks English and Arabic.

The child, Nadia Dabbagh, was born in the United States on February 3rd, 1990. She has brown hair and black eyes. She has a medium complexion and a strawberry birthmark on her right forearm.

If you have information concerning Mohamad Hisham Dabbagh, or the abducted girl, Nadia Dabbagh, now nearly thirteen years old, you should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Or call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678. The U.S. guarantees that the identities of all informants will be kept confidential.

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