Mohammed Atef (also transliterated as Muhammad Atef, Muhammed Atef, and several other ways) was the alleged military chief of the international terrorist organization Al-Qaida.
He had Abu Hafez, Abu Hafs, Abu Hafs El-Masry El-Khabir, Taysir, Sheikh Taysir Abdullah, Abu Khadijah, and other names as aliases.
Atef was a policeman in his native Egypt and a member of the group Egyptian Islamic Jihad before he came to Al-Qaida.
U.S. Prosecutors say that he instigated the attacks on U.S. forces in Somalia in 1993.
He became wanted by the U.S. government after the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings.
The FBI offered a five million dollar bounty for the capture of Atef.
Atef was probably killed during a bombing in the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.