VETERAN JIHADIS: Are About to be Transferred from Gitmo, Pentagon Announces

Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 10.35.39 AMNo details on where they’re being transferred. At least security officials are being smart about that. Hopefully we don’t see these men back on the battlefield.

The Pentagon on Monday announced transfer of two Guantanamo Bay detainees to Senegal, bringing the population of the notorious U.S. detention facility in Cuba to under 90.

The two detainees, both Libyans, are Salem Abdu Salam Ghereby and Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour Umar, and their transfers were approved by six U.S. departments and agencies comprising the review board, said a Pentagon statement.

According to files by the New York Times, Ghereby was described as a “former explosives trainer and veteran jihad fighter,” while Umar was a weapon trainer and a commander of a militant camp.

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After the latest transfers of two detainees, there were 89 detainees currently held in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility….

 

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