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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Gitmo Files: Recidivist who targets charity workers deemed 'high risk'

Abdul-Hafiz.jpgAbdul Hafiz, a former Guantanamo detainee who quickly rejoined the Taliban after being transferred, had been deemed a "high risk" by US officials less than two years earlier. His insurgency group had been trained by Pakistani military officers to attack Westerners in Afghanistan and had killed an ICRC worker.


Yemeni government official doubled as al Qaeda operative, leaked assessment shows

Abdul-al-Salam-al-Hilal.jpgAccording to a leaked Gitmo intelligence assessment, Abd al Salam al Hilah was both a member of Yemen's Political Security Organization and al Qaeda. He "probably" had foreknowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks, analysts concluded.


Gitmo docs link Pakistani, Iranian, and Yemeni intelligence agencies to al Qaeda

The Matrix of Threat Indicators for Enemy Combatants document, one of hundreds released by WikiLeaks, described the intelligence agencies of Pakistan, Iran, and Yemen as "associated forces" that support al Qaeda.


Al Qaeda fighter properly detained at Gitmo, court finds

The DC Circuit Court affirmed a district court's decision to deny Guantanamo detainee Yasein Khasem Mohammad Esmail's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Esmail was trained at a notorious al Qaeda camp, studied at an al Qaeda-run school for martyrs, and fought at Tora Bora.


Ex-Gitmo detainee training Libyan rebels in Derna

A former Guantanamo detainee named Sufyan Ben Qumu is training Derna's rebels. Declassified memos prepared at Gitmo note that Qumu was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group's military committee, trained at Osama bin Laden's camps, worked for al Qaeda front companies, and was a known "extremist" with "no qualms about committing terrorist acts."


DC Circuit Court finds Gitmo detainee was no 'Forrest Gump'

A three-judge DC Circuit Court panel overturned a lower court's ruling that would have granted freedom to Guantanamo detainee Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman.


Afghan peace council reportedly seeks talks with Taliban commanders held at Gitmo

The Afghan High Peace Council, set up by President Hamid Karzai in 2010, reportedly wants to speak with four top Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo. All four allegedly had significant ties to al Qaeda prior to their detention.


Judge finds Gitmo detainee was no 'Gucci jihadist'

In an opinion released on Feb. 18, a DC district judge denied the habeas corpus petition of Guantanamo detainee Mashour Abdullah Muqbel al Sabri; the decision contradicts earlier district court rulings in important ways. Al Sabri's career demonstrates that there was extensive overlap between Taliban and al Qaeda operations prior to Sept. 11, 2001.


Deputy emir of al Qaeda training camp agrees to plea deal at Gitmo

An al Qaeda trainer agreed to a plea deal at Gitmo on Tuesday. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed. The trainer, Noor Uthman Mohammed, was captured alongside top al Qaeda leader Abu Zubaydah in March 2002 and was allegedly involved in Zubaydah's plot against Israel.


Italian judge orders former Gitmo detainee freed

A former Gitmo detainee convicted of terrorism-related charges was freed from an Italian jail on Monday. Adel Ben Mabrouk, a Tunisian who lived in Italy for much of the 1990s, was a member of a known al Qaeda network in Italy prior to his detention at Guantanamo. Mabrouk was captured after fleeing the Tora Bora Mountains in late 2001.
 
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