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Guantánamo’s Darkest Secret | The New Yorker
"Wood, who was twenty-three, had recently learned that his girlfriend was pregnant. He wouldn’t take any chances. “You trust the handcuffs and everything, but, no matter what, we’d never be with him one on one—there would always be a partner,” Wood told me. Until recently, the guards and the interrogators had worn Halloween masks inside the cell. Wood walked through the camp to Echo Special proud to be part of a serious national-security operation. He thought, It must be somebody really important—the most dangerous person in the world, perhaps—to have this special attention, a guard force just for him. (..)

An M.P. explained to Wood that the current guard force called Detainee 760 “Pillow,” because when they had arrived, several months earlier, a pillow was the only object in his possession. Then one of them shouted, “Pillow, you can come out now!” A short man in his mid-thirties stepped into the guards’ area, unshackled. He wore a broad smile and a white jumpsuit, and moved cautiously toward Wood. The detainee introduced himself as Mohamedou Salahi, then reached for a handshake, and said, “What’s up, dude?” (..)

Salahi was taken into custody when he was thirty years old, but he had already lived on four continents, and spoke fluent Arabic, French, and German. English was his fourth language. Since he had learned it in captivity, some of his earliest phrases were “I ain’t done nothing,” “cavity search,” “fuck this,” and “fuck that.” “My problem is that I had been picking the language from the ‘wrong’ people—namely, U.S. Forces recruits who speak grammatically incorrectly,” he wrote on a scrap of paper inside his cell. (..)

“All I had were some numbers of business partners in Mauritania and Germany,” he later wrote, “but I didn’t want the U.S. government harassing those peaceful people just because I had their numbers in my phone.” One of the contacts was listed as “P.C. Laden”—German for “computer shop”—and he figured that, to the Americans, “Laden” would be a red flag."
guantanamo  torture  afghanistan  germany  binladen  us 
6 days ago by gohai
Bomb kills three US soldiers in Afghanistan - BBC News
Three US service members and one contractor have been killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

Three other service members were injured, a statement from the military says.

The device exploded close to Bagram air base, 50km (31 miles) from the capital, Kabul.

Earlier three people were killed in twin explosions in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.
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13 days ago by jtyost2
Omar Khadr: Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee's sentence ruled expired
A Canadian court has ruled that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr sentence has expired.

The Canadian citizen spent a decade in the infamous US military prison for war crimes allegedly committed when he was a young teenager in Afghanaistan.

In 2012 he was repatriated to a Canadian prison, and was released on bail in 2015.

Monday's court ruling means he will no longer have conditions on his release and he will be a free man.

"I think it's been a while but I'm happy it's here, and right now I'm going to just try to focus on recovering and not worrying about having to go back to prison, or, you know, just struggling," Khadr said outside the Alberta court.

Khadr, who was born in Toronto, was taken to Afghanistan by his father, a member of the al-Qaeda terror network. He was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 during a fire fight between US soldiers and the Taliban, when he was 15.

He spent the next decade in Cuba at Guantanamo Bay.

Khadr was convicted in 2010 by a US military commission of killing US Army Sgt Christopher Speer, and other war-related crimes.

That same year, Canada's Supreme Court ruled his constitutional rights had been violated, holding that Canadian officials had been complicit in Khadr's mistreatment and had contributed to his ongoing detention in Guantanamo.

In 2012 he struck a plea deal and was transferred to a prison in Alberta, Canada.
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27 days ago by jtyost2
ISIS lost its last territory in Syria. But the attacks continue.
The Islamic State lost its last foothold in Syria on Saturday after years of fighting. But the terrorist group remains a serious, violent threat.

Many of its top leaders are still alive. And it continues to carry out attacks, including one in January that killed 15 people, including four Americans, outside a shawarma restaurant in the city of Manbij, Syria. After a period of relative calm early last year, the United States-led coalition has ramped up strikes against ISIS in Syria since August.

By nearly every metric, the Islamic State is at its lowest point in the almost five years since it declared its caliphate. The group controls almost no territory in Iraq and Syria, attacks are down and the number of foreign fighters it continues to recruit is a fraction of what it was at its height. But analysts who have studied ISIS since its rise in Iraq more than 15 years ago point out that the group is far more powerful today than it was when American forces pulled out of Iraq in 2011.

ISIS has adapted to its losses, returning to the guerilla tactics it used in the past, like targeted assassinations, bombings, ambushes and raids. The group still has tens of thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria, according to United States Army General Joseph Votel. Territory that has been liberated remains insecure, as sleeper cells take root. Since last summer the group has carried out at least 250 attacks outside its controlled territories in Syria.

The shift toward hit-and-run tactics, which rely on methodical surveillance and clandestine networks to deliver targeted attacks like the one in Manbij, has allowed the group to remain effective in Syria despite its loss of territory.

“They realized you don’t have to mount 6,000 attacks per month. You just have to kill the right 50 people each month,” said Michael Knights, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

The group’s acolytes continue to carry out attacks beyond the Middle East, claiming responsibility for a Roman Catholic church bombing in the Philippines on Jan. 27 that killed at least 20 people. Since 2017, ISIS and its followers have carried out attacks in at least 25 countries.
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28 days ago by jtyost2
Two U.S. Service Members Killed in Northern Afghanistan
Two United States service members were killed during a joint operation with Afghan forces operation in northern Afghanistan on Friday, bringing to four the American combat deaths in Afghanistan so far this year, Afghan and American officials said.

A spokeswoman for the American-led NATO mission in Afghanistan confirmed the two deaths in a brief statement, but it did not release any details of the attack.

“The incident is under investigation and we have no additional information to provide,” said the spokeswoman, Sgt. 1st Class Debra Richardson.

Qayum Nuristani, a spokesman for the Afghan special forces, said that the operation was in northern Kunduz Province. One Afghan commando was killed and three others were wounded, he said, adding that many Taliban had also been killed in the fighting.
afghanistan  military  usa  terrorism  taliban 
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