Time in Gitmo: 4 years, 7 months, 21 days
Date of birth: 04/01/1974
Place of birth: Mogadishu, Somalia
Captured by US date:
Arrived at Guantanamo: 09/04/2006
Memo date: 09/19/2008
Detainee Summary: Detainee is an admitted member of both the East Africa al-Qaida (EAAQ) and Al-Ittihad al-Islami (AIAI).1 If released without close supervision 1 Analyst Note: AIAI is a National Intelligence Priority (NIPF) priority 3 counterterrorism target (CT). Priority 3 CT targets are issues, opportunities, or threats other senior policymakers and IC managers believe must receive attention from the IC that are not already identified as Priorities 1 or 2. CLASSIFIED(S) and means to successfully reintegrate into his society as a law abiding citizen, it is assessed detainee would seek out prior associates who evaded capture and reengage in planning and conduct of terrorist operations against western assets in Djibouti and Ethiopia. Detainee 2 has stated that he would fight until his death for the AIAI cause. Since early September 2003, detainee had reportedly been coordinating with close associates of allegedly deceased EAAQ leader Abu Talh al-Sudani and was in the final stages of operational planning for terrorist operations in East Africa. Reporting indicates this planning was focused on western assets within Djibouti (DJ) including Camp Lemonier, DJ headquarters of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), US and western embassies, hotels and restaurants frequented by westerners, and US Navy and Coalition ships in the port of Djibouti or operating in the HOA region. Detainee is a known associate of former EAAQ cell leader, al-Sudani, and facilitated operations on his behalf. Detainee traveled to Afghanistan (AF) to train at the Khaldan Training Camp. In Somalia, detainee fought for AIAI against the Ethiopian Army.
Health: Detainee is in overall good health.
Threat to US: HIGH
Intelligence value: HIGH
Detention risk: LOW