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Former Guantanamo detainee killed in US air strike in Yemen targeting al-Qaeda

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:49
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We are just beginning to get a real picture of how dangerous and destructive President Obama really was (as if we didn’t know). This is what happens when the American people elect a foreign-raised leftist who hates America: Obama worked furiously to empty Gitmo out and replenish the enemy ranks.

“Former Guantanamo detainee killed in US air strike in Yemen,” BBC, March 6, 2017:

A former inmate of Guantanamo Bay has been killed by a US air strike in Yemen targeting al-Qaeda, the Pentagon said.

“We can confirm the death of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Yasir al-Silmi,” Navy Captain Jeff Davis said.

Yasir al-Silmi had been held in the controversial detention centre in Cuba between 2002 and 2009.

He was killed in a strike on 2 March, the Pentagon said, in one of the dozens of air strikes on Yemen in the past week.

The former Guantanamo prisoner – also known as Mohammed Tahar – was a Yemeni national whom the US Department of Defence as recently as 2008 recommended be kept in detention.

“It is assessed detainee will engage in extremist activities upon release. He has threatened [Guantanamo] personnel and continues to support jihad,” a leaked Department of Defence memo at the time said.

He was killed in the same strike as Usayd al-Adani, “a long-time Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula explosives expert and facilitator who served as the organisation’s emir,” Cpt Davis said.

A strike the following day killed Adani’s spokesman, he added.

It is not clear if Yasir al-Silmi was an intended target. However, Cpt Davis told the Reuters news agency he had not been considered a “high-value” target….


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