Gitmo detainees provided information in London bombing investigation

[JURIST] Detainees held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] were able to provide valuable information in connection with last year's London bombings [JURIST news archive], Army Maj. Gen. Jay Hood, who is in charge of the prison, said Wednesday. Hood said that a number of Guantanamo detainees, though not British citizens, have lived in London and were able to provide background information on financing, communications, recruitment, training and other details relevant to the coordinated suicide bombings on the London transit system. A "significant number" of mid-level al Qaeda associates are among those held at the US facility, according to Hood, and they have recently been able to provide information on men they knew or trained with who have since become more important in the terrorist group's leadership. Reuters has more.

 

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