Criminal Investigative Task Force Interview of Guantanamo Bay Detainee re: Detainee's Training at Al Qaeda Camps in Afghanistan

This investigative report was generated by the Criminal Investigative Task Force (CITF) Report of Investigative Activity and the interview of the detainee at Camp Delta was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Navy Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). The detainee being interviewed openly admits to being a member of Al Qaeda; going to Afghanistan to train to fight for Jihad; training to fight; and being captured during a battle. The detainee stated that “As a Mujahadeen, he has only two choices, death or prison”. The detainee states that he has not been tortured but others have by playing loud infidel music, turning the air conditioning on very cold or making the room very hot.

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Investigative File
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Monday, June 30, 2003
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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
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CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE TASK FORCE (CITFI
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REPORT OF INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITY
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3. ACTIVITY NUMBER
I. DATE OF INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITY 2. PLACE
30 Jun 03 GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA ii11.11111

4. REMARKS
Subject Interview of: (UNK) 11.41111111111111111k-6 ( cc)-- C
Date/Place: 30 Jun 03/GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA
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stayed overnighk i ne following day 1111111111.-MINI took a
Upon arriving in Herat, Afghanistan,
taxi from Herat to Kabul, and stayed in a guesthouse. IMINMINIS asked if there were any Moroccan fighters In
Kabul and he was told they were Jalalabad. The following day he left for Jalalabad, where he stayed in the home of a
married Moroccan. remained at this residence for approximately one month. From Jalalabad,1111 , L. ,. , ,

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went t• Al Farouk to attendphase I of Basic Training. /

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Phase I training began in January 2001 and lasted approximately 2 2 months, and was comprised of basic weapons
instruction and physical training. After completion of Phase 1.1111.11111111111 returned to Kandahar for five days of
rest and relaxation (R&R) at the same guesthouse. He then returned to Al Farouk and completed Phase II of his
training which lasted approximately two months. GINIMMINkbelieves he finished his training in May 2001.

,17e1)CC)-5-- l'(VCC) -S--)b(-ted-S returned to Kandahar and stayed at the same gue ouse for
After the completion of his training,
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one week. He then traveled to Kabul, where he stayed at a SaudifYemeni guesthouse.
that he stayed at this guesthouse because he liked it better. There was a Moroccan guesthouse in Kabul, and he
went to the Taliban front line. He was glad he was ordered to

visited it often. After a week in Kabul,
the front line because he wanted to face the enemy. \o C-bCc)--5

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would rotate from the Taliban front line to the rear front line every few weeks for three or four days

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of R&R. The rear front line was commanded by an Arab, possibly a Saudi. The Taliban front line was commanded
by an Afghani. fillEMMIlstayed on the Taliban front line until the fall of Kabul in late October 2001.

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(11/MaliM-stated that in the days prior to the fall of Kabul there.were air strikes on their left flank. This was done to open a route for the Northern Alliance to attack Kabul. The air strikes lasted for a few days, and then the Northern Alliance broke through the front line. The Arabs were given an order to withdraw from Kabul at
kept his weapon
approximately 1:00 am. Everyone fled the area In convoys of cars and trucks.
during their exit from Kabul. believes the only way the Northern Alliance coul ,,ave achieved
success was from traitorous elements in the liban. He believes that these traitors are worse thaQ the Jews and
Christians. 12 (-7)(0-5 \b(-))(()_3-

and others went to Logar, Afghanistan. They stayed overnight In the mosque and left
From Kabul,
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4. REMARKS (Continued) ca
the following day for Gardeyz. From Gardeyz,MEINMIntstated that they followed the same route as he 1 3
previously described, Gardeyz to Khost, Khost to Banu, Pakistan. 11111111111M1111 never received any orders to

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• regroup at another location for new attacks.
did not want to leave Afghanistan. He was prepared to fight to the death. If he had not been
arrestedill.11110111111 would have returned to Afghanistan to fight. As a Mujahadeen, he has only two choices,
death or prison. ‘-)9(-3-Na.).-.s-

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1111¦1101. stated at if he were to be released he would fight all the enemy's of Islam.
11111111.11111/fstateQ that Islam and Terrorism are one and the same. 11111 ¦41 recited a verse from the
Koran that stated that their religion requires them to terrorize those that are not Muslims. He stated that they are not
terrorist but Mujahadeen, and that America Is the greatest terrorist state.
alINONNIMIstatec•that if he were released he will go anywhere in -the world to fight. He further stated that if he
is released he will be a danger to the interviewers.
1111111111111111•1111astated that he knew when he left Morocco he would never see his mother again. He did not tell his
Mother his intentions because he did not want to upset her.
The number one priority for a Muslim is jihad, not their parents, brothers, children, etc. Families come second.
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claims the-Un ed States is a failure based on what one man, USAMA BIN LADEN, was able to do.
ted that when the sleeping giant awakes, the Muslim world, America will be finished. The U.S. is
not fighting against UBL, but using UBL as an excuse to attack Islam and God. Because the U.S. Is fighting against
God, the U.S. will be struck by disasters such as numerous earthquakes and floods.
amalasIsconfident that God will release him from prison and he will be fighting jihad again. MIS
stated that he finally told the truth because he was not at peace , lying to the interrogators. He Is now at
peace. "*--Ag(14)(c)-5-
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8111.11111111111Milistated that the use of torture does not make the prisoners cooperate. 1111111111111Mil clarified that he had not been tortured by his interrogators, but others had by the Army. He said'the torture techniques consisted of playing the loud infidel music, turning the air conditioning on real cold or making the room very hot. These techniques only strengthen the prisoners resolve not to cooperate.
stated that the war against Islam did not start with the 9/11 attacks. The war against Islam started
with European colonization and occupation of Arab countries in the early 20th century. The current Muslim
governments are corrupt because they are the puppets of the U.S. and Europe.

1.11111=111kstated that there are thousands of UBL's coming to attack the U.S.
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