He was part of Usama Bin Laden’s (UBL) 55th Arab Brigade on the front lines in Afghanistan and received advanced training in poisons at al-Qaida’s Tarnak Farm Training Camp.
The United States said on Sunday it had transferred a Yemeni inmate from the Guantánamo Bay prison to Italy, bringing the number of detainees at the US naval base in Cuba to 78.
Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman was approved for transfer nearly six years ago by six US agencies: the Departments of Defense, State, Justice and Homeland Security; the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He had been held at the prison for more than 14 years.
Suleiman is one of about two dozen low-level Guantánamo prisoners expected to be released in the coming weeks. Military records show Suleiman was suspected of fighting with al-Qaida against US and coalition forces in Afghanistan.
He was never charged and was cleared for release in 2010, but the US does not sent Yemeni prisoners to their homeland because of instability there and had to find another country to accept him for resettlement.r
The US transferred two other Guantánamo detainees to Italy in November 2009.
The Guardian, like Obama, never met a true Muslim jihadist they didn’t like. This one, whom they reference as “low-level” was actually:
Recommendation: JTF-GTMO recommends this detainee for Continued Detention Under DoD Control (CD). JTF-GTMO previously recommended detainee for Continued Detention Under DoD Control (CD) on 2 July 2007. b. (S//NF)
Executive Summary: Detainee is a member of al-Qaida who participated in combat action against US and Coalition forces as part of Usama Bin Laden’s (UBL) 55th Arab Brigade on the front lines in Afghanistan. Detainee received basic militant training at al-Qaida’s al-Faruq Training Camp and advanced training in poisons at al-Qaida’s Tarnak Farm Training Camp. Detainee is reported to be a veteran of the Bosnian Jihad and a close associate of former Bosnian commander and al-Qaida operative Abu Zubayr al-Haili. JTFGTMO determined this detainee to be: o o o A HIGH risk, as he is likely to pose a threat to the US, its interests, and allies A HIGH threat from a detention perspective Of HIGH intelligence value