High Value Detainee Captured and Transferred to GITMO

High Value Detainee Captured and Transferred to GITMO

Posted By Greg McNeal On April 27, 2007 @ 10:41 am In Counterterrorism | 1 Comment

According to a DoD Press Release, Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, a high level member of al Qaida was transferred from CIA custody to Guantanamo Bay today.

al-Iraqi was one of al-Qaida’s highest-ranking and experienced senior operatives at the time of his detention. Abd al-Hadi associated with leaders of extremist groups allied with al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including the Taliban. Abd al-Hadi worked directly with the Taliban to determine responsibility and lines of communication between Taliban and al-Qaida leaders in Afghanistan, specifically with regard to the targeting of U.S. Forces. More details of his background and activities are available at [1] http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Apr2007/d20070427hvd.pdf . 

This development, along with the transfer of a detainee picked up in hostilities in Somalia suggests that while there are efforts to shut down GITMO operations –at least as they relate to those individuals picked up in and around Afghanistan in 2002-2003– the facility still serves a useful purpose for high level detainees picked up in more recent engagements.

Hat Tip [2] Bobby Chesney

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[1] http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Apr2007/d20070427hvd.pdf: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Apr2007/d20070427hvd.pdf
[2] Bobby Chesney: http://natseclaw.typepad.com/