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Former Gitmo detainee said running Afghan battles

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan – A man who was freed from Guantanamo after he claimed he only wanted to go home and help his family is now a senior commander running Taliban resistance to the U.S.-led offensive in southern Afghanistan, two senior Afghan intelligence officials say.

Abdul Qayyum is also seen as a leading candidate to be the next No. 2 in the Afghan Taliban hierarchy, said the officials, interviewed last week by The Associated Press.

The story of Abdul Qayyum could add to the complications U.S. President Barack Obama is facing in fulfilling his pledge to close the prison at Guantanamo.

U.S. intelligence says 20 percent of suspects released from the Guantanamo Bay prison have returned to the fight and that the number has been steadily increasing.



Asked by Anonymous at 4:15 PM on Mar. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (6)
  • All the more reason to keep them in Gitmo.

    And I agree completely with yourspec, we do need to show them what happens when you mess with US!!

    Answer by 29again at 7:39 PM on Mar. 3, 2010



    Answer by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Obama is an idiot for releasing them and so was Bush for even thinking about releasing these sorry excuses for humans. Oh and for the rest... we told you so. Now stop being PC ignoramuses and keep gitmo open and those terrorists locked up till they rot in hell.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:32 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Peachy.......

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:57 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • ^^^^^ this.....and/or this try them, convict them and execute them. Make some examples, show the world what happens when you mess with the US.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 5:58 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • surprise! not

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:17 PM on Mar. 3, 2010