Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who served as an al Qaeda sleeper operative, has been released from an American prison and returned to Qatar.
The Egyptian government has requested the release of Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al Sawah from Guantanamo. Al Sawah was a top al Qaeda explosives expert before his capture, and designed the prototype of the shoe bomb used by Richard Reid, as well as magnetized limpet mines. He was originally a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the leaked JTF-GTMO file for his case notes that the US government has been spying on the Brotherhood.
The Center for Public Integrity has released an investigative report detailing the circumstances of Daniel Pearl’s murder in 2002. The report highlights the “nexus” between Pakistani terrorist groups and al Qaeda, and provides new details concerning Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s role in the plot.
A profile of Binyam Muhammad, who was allegedly plotting attacks inside the U.S. with Jose Padilla at the time of his capture.