FBI Memo re: Interview of Saudi Arabian Detainee at Guantanamo Bay

This FBI memo is a condensation of interview notes of a Saudi national captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan and held at Guantanamo. The Saudi was in Afghanistan during the time of the Taliban and when they fell he was captured. After being captured he claimed to have been a member of Al Qaeda, a "true Jihad" and specifically stated that he received training from Usama bin Laden himself. He stated that when the Americans began their attack on Afghanistan he stayed with the Afghan Taliban fighters and other foreign fighters in Afghanistan. He was brought to Mazur E' Sharif where he was held until a riot broke allowed him to escape. He was re-captured in December 2001; brought to Kandahar Airport for processing; and eventually to Guantanamo as an enemy combatant. This memo also states that he was visited by a delegation from Saudi Arabia while at Guantanamo.

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was visited and interviewed by tie Saudi Arabian (SA) Delegation in July 2002. Dunn
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greed to undergo a polygraph examination to validate his recent statements if necessary.
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