Here’s What 23 Of The World’s Most Dangerous Terrorists Look Like Today

In the years since 9/11, the U.S. military has come face-to-face with some of most ruthless terrorists on the face...

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:

Mohammed Atef

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.

Photo by Eelke/Flickr

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.

Photo by Josh/Flickr

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

The one-time leader of al Qaeda in Iraq who orchestrated the beheading of American hostages was killed by an airstrike in 2006.

Photo by Thanasis Anastasiou/Flickr

Baitullah Mehsud

The chief of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan was killed by a CIA drone strike in 2009.

Photo by abbamouse/Flickr

Hakimullah Mehsud

Following the death of the elder Mehsud in 2009, Hakimullah became leader of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and was killed by a CIA drone strike in 2013.

Photo by Geoff Blake/Flickr

Mushin Musa Matwalli Atwah

Once on President George W Bush’s list of the 22 most dangerous terrorists for his role in the 1998 embassy bombings, Atwah was killed by an airstrike in Pakistan in 2006.

Photo by Joshua Ezzell/Flickr

Abu Laith al-Libi

The Afghan al Qaeda commander and spokesman, was killed by a drone attack in Pakistan in 2008.

Photo by Emma-O Productions/Flickr

Mustafa Abu al-Yazid

Also known as Saeed al-Masri, the alleged third-in-command for the al Qaeda and the chief financial officer was killed in an airstrike in Pakistan’s tribal region in 2010.

Photo by Elvis Ripley/Flickr

Atiyah Abd al-Rahman

The high-ranking al Qaeda leader was killed by a CIA Predator drone strike in Pakistan in 2011.

Photo by James Bowe/Flickr

Hus­sein al-Ye­meni

An expert al Qaeda bomb maker who helped orchestrate the Camp Chapman suicide attack in 2009, Yemeni was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan in 2010.

Photo by abbamouse/Flickr

Ab­dal­lah Umar Quray­shi

The leader of two al Qaeda contingents in Afghanistan was killed in an airstrike in 2010.

Photo by Geoff Blake/Flickr

An­war Aw­laki

The American-born cleric was killed by a Hellfire missile from a CIA drone in Yemen in 2011.

Photo by Romana Klee/Flickr

Ibrahim Banna

Al Qaeda in Yemen’s media boss was killed by the same Hellfire missile that took our Awlaki in 2011.

Photo by Chaim Zvi/Flickr

Sakhr Taifi

Al Qaeda’s second-in-command in Afghanistan was killed in a coalition airstrike in 2012.

Photo by MP/Flickr

Abu Yahya al-Libi

Al Qaeda’s former second-in-com­mand was killed by a CIA drone strike in Pakistan in 2012.

Photo by Alistaire47/Flickr

Maulvi Nazir

The Taliban chief known for orchestrating attacks on American and NATO troops in Afghanistan died in a drone strike in 2013.

Photo by Elvis Ripley/Flickr

Adam Gadahn

A top al Qaeda propagandist and the first American since World War II to be charged with treason, Gadahn was killed by a CIA drone strike in Pakistan in 2015.

Photo by Jeremy Zilar/Flickr

Ali Awni Harzi

The ISIS commander and suspect in the 2012 Benghazi attack was killed in an airstrike in Mosul in 2015.

Photo by Eelke/Flickr

“Jihadi John” Mohammed Emwazi

The ISIS executioner known for his gruesome beheadings of Western hostages was killed by a drone strike near Raqqa, Syria, in 2015.

Photo by Nachans/Flickr

Akhtar Mohammad Mansour

The Taliban leader died when a drone strike destroyed his vehicle in Pakistan in 2016.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Abu Muhammad al-Adnani

The ISIS spokesman was killed by a drone strike in Syria in 2016.

Photo by Pexels

Faruq al-Qatani

The senior al Qaeda was killed by a U.S. military airstrike in Afghanistan in 2016.

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Osama bin Laden

Well, we all know how this ended:

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