Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Al Qaeda in North Africa: Who is Sheikh Abu Zeid? [Video]


A profile of one of the most murderous members of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdelhamid Abu Zeid. The Guantanamo detainee who prefers to stay in prison than be sent back to his home country Algeria. And revisiting Algeria's colonial history - a film that starts with the Sétif massacre reopens old wounds. France 24

Allegations against Nabil Said Hadjarab cleared for release from Gitmo since 2002, has been denied entry into France and has refused to be returned to Algeria.

a. Detainee is a member of al Qaeda.

  1. The detainee traveled to London, United Kingdom from Paris at the end of November 2000.
  2. While in London, the detainee attended Finsbury Park Mosque, a known al Qaida facility, where known terrorist were recruited.
  3. The detainee flew Pakistani International Airlines into Islamabad, Pakistan March 2001.
  4. The detainee traveled to Afghanistan in March 2001.

b. Hostile activity

  1. The detainee was taught how to use an AK-47 assault rifle in Jalalabad, Afghanistan in July 2001.
  2. The detainee attended the Al Farouq training camp.
  3. The detainee stated he was encamped for approximately 20 to 25 days in a trench in Afghanistan. The trench was equipped with an AK-47 assault rifle and some hand grenades.
  4. The detainee was captured December 2001 and turned over to U.S. Forces.

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