In the years since 9/11, the U.S. military has come face-to-face with some of most ruthless terrorists on the face of the planet. But with a new commander-in-chief in the White House, we have to ask: What happened to the major militant figures from the golden years of the War on Terror? Task Purpose checks in on 23 of the world’s terrorist leaders to see how they’re doing after running afoul of American troops:
Supposedly the military advisor for the terrorist group al Qaeda, and Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man, Atef was killed in Afghanistan by a drone in 2001.
Ali Qaed Sinan al-Harthi
Also known as Abu Ali, the USS Cole bombing suspect was killed by a CIA drone in Yemen in 2002.