The Defense Department said Thursday that it has transferred two more prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, one of whom admitted to being a member of al Qaeda and developed explosives for the terror group to target U.S. military personnel and civilians.
The Hill first reported the transfer of Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al-Sawah to his home country of Bosnia. Al-Sawah developed explosives and taught al Qaeda operatives how to use them, according to his file, which was published by the New York Times.
“Detainee is an admitted member of al-Qaida who developed special improvised explosive devices (IEDs) for use against U.S. military forces and civilians. These IEDs included the limpet mine to sink U.S. naval vessels and the prototype for the shoe-bomb used in a failed attack on a civilian transatlantic flight,” the Defense Department file read.
“Prior to detention, detainee admitted teaching explosives at the al-Qaida advanced training camp at Tarnak Farm, aka (Abu Ubaydah Camp), where Usama Bin Laden (UBL) personally praised detainee for his ‘good work.’”