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US backed talks between jihadi clerics and ISIS in effort to save hostage's life




State Department designates Egyptian jihadist group, ex-Gitmo detainee

The State Department today added Ajnad Misr, an Egyptian jihadist group, and Ibrahim Rubaish, a senior al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official, to the US government's list of specially designated global terrorists.


US asks Vatican for help with Guantanamo inmates




Ex-CIA Directors: Interrogations Saved Lives




Senate Panel Faults CIA Over Brutality and Deceit in Interrogations




Guantanamo 6 'will enjoy complete freedom' in Uruguay




6 Guantanamo detainees transferred to Uruguay were part of al Qaeda's network, files allege

Intelligence cited in leaked Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) threat assessments link the six recently transferred Guantanamo detainees to Abu Zubaydah and al Qaeda.


5 transferred Gitmo detainees served al Qaeda, leaked files allege

The Defense Department announced the transfer of five Guantanamo detainees yesterday. According to leaked threat assessments prepared by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, all five served al Qaeda. Four of the five were deemed either "high" or "medium to high" risks.


5 Guantánamo Inmates Are Sent to Eastern Europe




Uruguay more wary of Guantanamo prisoner transfer




Kuwaiti Gitmo detainee should remain in US custody, review board finds

A periodic review board has determined that Fayiz al Kandari, a Kuwaiti held at Guantanamo, should remain in US custody.


Review board recommends transfer of Guantanamo detainee to Kuwait

A periodic review board has recommended that Fouzi Khalid Abdullah Al Awda, a Kuwaiti held at Guantanamo since 2002, be transferred to his home country. Jihadists on Twitter celebrated the ruling before it was released to the public.


Benghazi attack suspect 'compliant but not cooperative' in federal custody




Ex-Guantanamo detainee arrested in Spain tied to infamous al Qaeda cell

Lahcen Ikassrien, an ex-Guantanamo detainee, was arrested earlier this month in Spain. Leaked State Department cables and a threat assessment authored by Joint Task Force Guantanamo link Ikassrien to an al Qaeda cell run by one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted operatives in pre-9/11 Europe.


Meet the Sixth Man the Taliban Wanted in the Bergdahl Swap




Bergdahl Briefing Fails to Allay Senators' Doubts




Mullah Omar hails release of 5 top Taliban commanders as 'great victory'

In addition to a statement from Mullah Omar, the Taliban has posted pictures of the Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo. The pictures show the jihadist leaders being greeted by their supporters and families in Qatar.


Taliban says 'five senior leaders' have been 'liberated' from Guantanamo

The Taliban has released a statement on the prisoner exchange that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The Taliban says that its five "prominent" leaders have been freed in exchange for an American soldier, and that it did not participate in direct negotiations with the US to complete the swap.


Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for top 5 Taliban commanders at Gitmo

The five Taliban commanders exchanged for Sgt. Bergdahl were all deemed "high" risks to the US and its allies by Joint Task Force Guantanamo. All of them were closely allied with al Qaeda prior to their detention. Two of them have been wanted for war crimes by the UN.


Under Pressure, Hagel Promises to Act on Guantánamo Transfers


 
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