Ahmed Said Khadr

  • Ahmed Said Khadr was born in Egypt and moved to Canada in 1977.
  • He married Maha Elsamnah, a Palestinian-Canadian. Together, the couple had six children.
  • In 1980, Khadr travelled to Afghanistan and volunteered to fight against the invading Soviet Union forces. He is alleged to have met Osama bin Laden during this time period and reportedly became a founding member of al-Qaeda.
  • Khadr was arrested in 1996 on suspicion of funding the bombing of the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad. He sought help from Prime Minister Jean Chr�tien, who raised the issue with the Pakistani government. He was later released.
  • Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Khadr was put on a list of suspected terrorists.
  • In 2003, he was killed in a shootout near the Afghanistan border.

Maha Elsamnah

  • Maha Elsamnah was born in the Palestinian territories and moved to Canada.
  • During the 1980s, Elsamnah and her husband moved their family to Afghanistan.
  • Following the release of interrogation tapes of her son Omar Khadr in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Elsamnah pleaded for help. "I wish anybody out there can do anything to help Omar, or to help any child in need. Any child anywhere," she told the Canadian Press.

Zaynab Khadr

  • Zaynab Khadr is the eldest child in the family.
  • Khadr has stirred controversy for her unfailing defence of her family. "It's a war. What do you expect [Omar] to do � put his hand up in the air and surrender? They killed three of his friends. He killed one. Big deal," she told CBC News in 2004.

Abdullah Khadr

  • Abdullah Khadr is the eldest son in the Khadr family.
  • Khadr was alleged to have supplied al-Qaeda with weapons and to have run training camps in Afghanistan.
  • He returned to Canada from Pakistan in 2004. U.S. authorities attempted to extradite Khadr in 2005. Ontario's Superior Court refused the extradition bid.
  • In November 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada also dismissed the federal government's leave-to-appeal application.

Abdurahman Khadr

  • Abdurahman Khadr is the second-oldest son in the family.
  • Khadr says he cut ties with his family following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
  • He was apprehended in Afghanistan in November 2001 on suspicion of ties with al-Qaeda. He was transferred to Guantanamo Bay but was released and returned to Canada in 2003.

Omar Khadr

  • Born in 1986 in Toronto, Omar Khadr is the second-youngest son in the Khadr family.
  • Khadr lived with his family in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • In 2002, a 15-year-old Khadr was detained in Afghanistan following a gun battle with U.S. forces. He was transferred and held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and in 2010, he pleaded guilty to killing U.S. Sgt. Christopher Speer. Jurors sentenced Khadr to 40 years in prison for war crimes but under a pre-trial arrangement, his sentence was limited to a maximum of eight years.
  • In September 2012, he was repatriated to Canada.

Abdul Karim Khadr

  • Abdul Karim Khadr is the youngest son in the Khadr family.
  • Khadr was injured in the same gunfight that killed his father. He is paralyzed from the waist down. He returned to Canada from Afghanistan in April 2004 to seek medical treatment.