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New 'high value' al Qaeda detainee transferred to Guantanamo by CIA

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced [press release] Friday that a top al Qaeda operative has been tranferred to Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] by the CIA. Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi [DOD profile, PDF], an Iraqi citizen who is suspected of coordinating cross-border attacks on US forces in Afghanistan from Pakistan and plotting to assassinate Pakistan president Gen. Pervez Musharraf [official website], was returning to Iraq when he was captured, according to a Pentagon spokesman. AP has more.

DOD Thursday announced the transfer of two Guantanamo Bay detainees [JURIST report] - one to Afghanistan and another to Morocco. The number of detainees remaining at Guantanamo is currently set at about 385. AFPS has more.

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