Saturday, February 1, 2014

Zuhail Abdo Anam Said al Sharabi

ISN: 569
Nationality: Yemeni

The following is a summary of the allegations against Zuhail al Sharabi found in publicly available US military documents. If US military documents about this prisoner are inaccurate or misleading then this summary will be as well. The introduction to this set of summaries explains some of the terms used below.   

Zuhail told US interrogators he was a member of Al Qaeda, a claim he later denied. Five Guantanamo prisoners identified Zuhail as being a bodyguard for Osama Bin Laden. Waleed Bin Attash said that he and Zuhail received training in English, reading airline timetables and how to function in western cities in December 1999. The US government believes that this means that Zuhail was part of an aborted part of the 9/11 attacks that involved high jacking planes belonging to US airlines and crashing them into US military facilities in Asia. Zuhail admitted to traveling to Malaysia, where the plot was allegedly being planned. Zuhail admitted he was sent to the front lines in Afghanistan to fight against US and coalition forces. He claims he never used his weapon or killed anyone.

Zuhail was captured in February 2002 during a raid by Pakistan’s ISI on a suspected Al Qaeda safe house in Karachi, Pakistan. He was later transferred to US custody. He arrived at Guantanamo in May 2002. 

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