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The Gitmo Files: al Qaeda's alleged primary financial manager

Haji-Wali-Mohammed.jpgAccording to a leaked Joint Task Force Guantanamo threat assessment, a current detainee named Haji Wali Mohammed was al Qaeda's "primary financial manager." Haji Wali also allegedly worked for the Taliban, and purchased missiles for Osama bin Laden with support from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency.


Bin Laden's courier tied to Pakistani-backed terror group

The New York Times reports that Osama bin Laden's courier was found to be in contact with members of Harakat ul Mujahedin (HUM), a terrorist organization long backed by Pakistan's spy agency. Leaked Guantanamo files provide more details about the relationship between HUM and al Qaeda.


DC district court denies former Taliban governor's habeas petition

Khirullah-Said-Wali-Khairkhwa.jpgIn a decision released on Thursday, a DC district court denied Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The court cited Khairkhwa's clandestine meetings with Iranian officials, among other evidence.


AQAP releases martyr's biography for ex-Gitmo detainee

Jatili.jpgAQAP's chief Mufti, Ibrahim Rubaish, has released a biography honoring ex-Gitmo detainee Fahd Saleh Suleiman al Jutayli. Rubaish, himself a former Gitmo detainee, denies that Jutayli was killed while fighting alongside the Houthis in Yemen.


Attorney general and senator clash on where to try terror suspects




State Department designates former Gitmo detainee turned AQAP commander

Uthman-Ghamdi-thumb.JPGThe State Department designated former Gitmo detainee Othman al Ghamdi as a global terrorist today. Al Ghamdi is an "operational commander" in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.


The Gitmo Files: Fazul Mohammed continued to seek bin Laden's direction

Abdullahi-Sudi-Arale.jpgLeaked Guantanamo threat assessments highlight Osama bin Laden's influence over East Africa al Qaeda (EAAQ) and its leader, the recently slain Fazul Mohammed. The files also contain striking details about the ties between EAAQ and Somalia's Islamic Courts Union, the predecessor of Shabaab.


Lawyers for Guantanamo detainees allowed to see leaked files




Al Qaeda facilitator properly detained, DC Circuit Court finds

Hussein-Salem-Mohammed.jpgThe DC Circuit Court ruled on Friday that al Qaeda facilitator Hussain Salem Mohammad Almerfedi is properly detained at Guantanamo. According to a leaked threat assessment, Almerfedi operated out of an al Qaeda safehouse in Iran.


War-weary lawmakers send Obama a message




US Attorney General supports update of the Authorization of Military Force




The Taliban after bin Laden




The Gitmo Files: Al Qaeda's emir of Zahedan, Iran commits suicide




Analysis: Al Qaeda's interim emir and Iran

saif-al-adel.jpgAl Qaeda's interim emir is reportedly Saif al Adel, a longtime member of al Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Al Adel has a decades-long relationship with Iran and was protected by the Iranians after 9/11.


The Gitmo Files: An agent of Iran

Hamdullah.pngA leaked threat assessment prepared at Guantanamo describes one current detainee and his father as "Iranian agents." The detainee, Haji Hamidullah, allegedly "murdered 71 people." The leaked file connects several others to Iran, including two members of Hamid Karzai's government.


US speeds up direct talks with Taliban




Amnesty International is keeping dubious company




The Gitmo Files: 2 of Afghanistan's most wanted hid leadership roles while in US custody

Two of the Taliban's most senior commanders successfully hid their leadership roles from interrogators and analysts at Guantanamo. Both were subsequently transferred to the custody of the Afghan government but were freed and rejoined the Taliban.


Why was key source on bin Laden's courier freed?




Key bin Laden intel came from detainee later released


 
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