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Isn 168 Muhammad Ibn Arfhan Shahin

Isn 168 Muhammad Ibn Arfhan Shahin

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S E C R E T / / NOFORN / / 20321104
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
HEADQUARTERS
,
JOINT TASK FORCE GUANTANAMOU.S. NAVAL STATION
,
GUANTANAMO BAY
,
CUBAAPO AE 09360
 
CLASSIFIED BY:
MULTIPLE SOURCES
REASON:
E.O. 12958, AS AMENDED SECTION 1.4(C)
DECLASSIFY ON:
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JTF-GTMO-CDR 4 November 2007MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, United States Southern Command, 3511 NW 9lst Avenue,Miami, FL 33172.SUBJECT: Recommendation for Continued Detention Under DoD Control (CD) for Guantanamo Detainee, ISN US9TS-000168DP (S)
JTF-GTMO Detainee Assessment
 1.
 
(S//NF) Personal Information:
 
JDIMS/NDRC Reference Name: Muhammad Ibn ArfhanShahin
 
Aliases and Current/True Name: Adel Bin Ahmed IbrahimHkimi, Abdel Khalek, Abu Bilal al-Tunisi, Abu Hind al-Tunisi, Muhammad Bin Erfane Bin Chahine
 
Place of Birth: Ben Arous, Tunisia (TS)
 
Date of Birth: 27 March 1965
 
Citizenship: Tunisia
 
Internment Serial Number (ISN): US9TS-000168DP
2.
 
(U//FOUO) Health:
Detainee is in overall good health.
3.
 
(S//NF) JTF-GTMO Assessment:a.
 
(S) Recommendation:
JTF-GTMO recommends this detainee for Continued DetentionUnder DoD Control (CD). JTF-GTMO previously recommended detainee for ContinuedDetention Under DoD Control (CD) on 11 August 2006.
b.
 
(S//NF) Executive Summary:
Detainee is assessed to be a senior member of the GlobalJihadist Support Network (GJSN) with speciic membership in the Tunisian Combat Group(TCG) and the Armed Islamic Group (GIA).
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Detainee is a veteran terrorist with a proven
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The GJSN is a National Intelligence Priority Framework (NIPF) Priority 1A counter terrorism (CT) target. Priority1A targets are defined as terrorist groups, countries that sponsor terrorism, or countries that have state organizationsinvolved in terrorism that pose a clear and immediate danger to US persons or interests. This includes those preparing to employ Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The GJSN is composed of individuals, most of whom
 
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JTF-GTMO-CDR SUBJECT: Recommendation for Continued Detention Under DoD Control (CD) for Guantanamo Detainee, ISN US9TS-000168DP (S)2history of violence and possesses both the capability and intent to conduct violence againstUS citizens if released. Detainee is assessed to have participated in hostilities against US andCoalition forces in Tora Bora where he reportedly served as a military advisor for Usama BinLaden (UBL) and possibly commanded a defensive position. He received training at theKhaldan and Derunta training camps and is associated with senior terrorism operatives.Detainee’s extremist activities included counterfeiting, passport forgery and al-Qaidanetwork travel facilitation in Europe, North Africa, Pakistan (PK), and Afghanistan.Detainee participated in jihad in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BK) and terrorist support activities inItaly (IT) and Afghanistan (AF). JTF-GTMO determined this detainee to be:
 
 
A
HIGH
risk, as he is likely to pose a threat to the US, its interests and allies
.
 
A
HIGH
threat from a detention perspective.
 
 
Of 
HIGH
intelligence value.
 c.
 
(S//NF) Summary of Changes:
The following outlines changes to detainee’sassessment since the last JTF-GTMO recommendation. (Changes in this assessment will beannotated by
¾
next to the footnote.)
 
Added alias
 
Added information regarding detainee’s possible membership to al-Qaida
 
Added information about detainee’s activities at Tora Bora.
4.
 
(U) Detainee’s Account of Events:The following section is based, unless otherwise indicated, on detainee’s own account.These statements are included without consideration of veracity, accuracy, or reliability.a.
 
(S//NF) Prior History:
Detainee’s education level is undetermined. Detainee workedas a butcher from 1979 to 1983. From 1985 to 1986, detainee entered the Tunisian army andreceived basic military training, obtaining the rank of private. After completinghisconscription, detainee worked as a fruit vendor in Ben Arous from 1986 to 1989.
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b.
 
(S//NF) Recruitment and Travel:
In 1989, detainee traveled from Tunisia to Trapani,IT and eventually Bologna, IT. From 1989-1995, detainee worked, often illegally, at variousrestaurants and was introduced to extremist organizations operating in Bologna. Detaineeattended an unidentified mosque on Guelfi Street in Bologna. In 1995, detainee met Faysal
are from North Africa, the Levant, or Saudi Arabia, and who reside in those countries, Europe, or South Asia. Thenetwork provides various services, including logistics and fundraising, and helps move operatives from country tocountry as needed.
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000168 KB SUP 20-FEB-2006
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JTF-GTMO-CDR SUBJECT: Recommendation for Continued Detention Under DoD Control (CD) for Guantanamo Detainee, ISN US9TS-000168DP (S)3who taught detainee how to be a good Muslim. Detainee also saw notifications, calling for volunteers to help in Bosnia. Detainee obtained a phone number for a contact in Croatia(HR) and prepared to travel to Bosnia. In October or November of 1995, detainee went toZenica, BK via Zagreb, HR. In Zenica, he worked and slept at a large hospital while helpingthe wounded. He was not paid for this work and spent less than three months there beforereturning to Bologna were his extremist affiliation solidified. In 1997, detainee decided totravel to Pakistan. He left Rome, IT and arrived in Karachi, PK, in July 1997 with about$11,000 US.
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c.
 
(S//NF) Training and Activities:
After arriving in Karachi, detainee traveled fromKarachi to Peshawar, PK, where he stayed in several guesthouses owned by Pakistanis andAfghans. After approximately one month, he then traveled to Jalalabad, AF. Detainee nexttraveled to Khowst, AF, and trained for the next six months at the Khaldan Camp run by AliMuhammad Abdul Aziz al-Fakhri aka (Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi), ISN US9LY-000212DP (LY-212).
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Detainee trained on small arms for two months and then was admitted into the camp’sIslamic Institute, studying Islamic Law for four months. After the sixth month of training,sometime between February and March 1998, detainee contracted malaria, left the training program, and headed to Peshawar. In May 1998, he returned to Jalalabad, and stayed at ahome for Tunisians (Tunisian Guesthouse) for almost a year. He married a woman namedHabiba, the daughter of Omar Sliti aka (Abu Nadir), and lived with his wife in the
 Istakhbarat 
(Taliban Intelligence) section of Jalalabad until after 11 September 2001.
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5.
 
(U) Capture Information:a.
 
(S//NF) It is assessed that detainee fled Afghanistan after the US bombing campaignwith a group of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters led by UBL appointed military commander inTora Bora, LY-212. The group crossed the Afghani-Pakistani border in the Nangarhar region in mid-December 2001. Once safely in Nangarhar, their Pakistani contact convincedthem to surrender their wea pons and gathered the group in a mosque where Pakistani forcesimmediately arrested them
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Detainee was transferred from Kohat, PK to US custody inKandahar on 30 December 2001.
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000168 KB SUP 20-FEB-2006, IIR 6 034 0521 02, 000168 MFR 19-APR-2002, Analyst Note: It was notexplained how detainee obtained this large sum of money, considering that he was not paid for his work in Bosniaand only held jobs in restaurants.
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Analyst Note: LY-212 was the commander of Khaldan Camp as well as an al-Qaida commander against US andCoalition forces in the Tora Bora region in Afghanistan.
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IIR 6 034 0521 02, IIR 6 034 0458 04
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IIR 6 034 0521 02, Withdrawal from Tora Bora Analysis, Analyst Note: Detainee’s account and those of others inTora Bora indicate he evacuated Tora Bora in mid-December 2001 along with the al-Qaida forces.
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TD-314/00845-02, Analyst Note: Detainee reported his place of birth as Jabalai, Gaza, and his nationality asPalestinian.
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