Maulana Masood Azhar

Alias/es: None

Status: Active

Organisation/s:  Jaish-e-Mohammed

Nationality/ies: Pakistani

Travel History: Afghanistan; Kenya (1993); Somalia; United Kingdom; India

Skills/Education/Occupation: Unknown

Maulana Masood Azhar is the leader and founder of  Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistani based jihadist group with the goal to establish Kashmir as part of Pakistan. Azhar went to Kenya in 1993 to meet with leaders of Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya (AIAI) and traveled with them to Somalia to facilitate in the recruitment and travel of fighters from Yemen with the help of Tariq Nasr al-Fadhli.