Monday, November 1, 2010

Jabr Jabran al-Faifi Gives Saudia Arabia Tip on Postal Bombing Attempts

Jabr Jabran al-Faifi is a former detainee of Guantanamo Bay and an al-Qaeda member. It is believed Jabran provided the tip to the Saudi's of last weeks attempted postal parcel bombings.

Jabr Jabran al-Faifi - Photo Credit: Reuters

The DailyMailUK reports that Saudi-born Jabr Jabran is providing "a wealth of intelligence," after "turning his back" on al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
In an extraordinary move, 35-year-old al-Faifi secretly contacted the Saudi authorities from Yemen and a handover was arranged through officials in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
US Defence Department documents say one of his aliases was on a captured computer and that in November-December 2001 he was in the Tora Bora area of Afghanistan where Osama Bin Laden and other senior al-Qaeda and Taliban figures were at one stage trapped. 
Jabran was released from Gitmo and sent to Saudi Arabia for "rehabilitation" in December 2006. Later he escaped and fled to Yemen. The "rehabilitation" obviously did not work. The Saudi's say only 11 out of 117 Guantanamo returnees rejoined al-Qaeda.

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