Skip to comments.Former Guantanamo prisoner killed in Syria after joining Islamist brigade
Posted on 09/18/2013 5:06:19 PM PDT by Arthurio
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:27pm EDT
(Reuters) - A former prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval base died fighting for anti-government rebels in Syria, according to an Islamist opposition group which posted a video of his funeral on YouTube.
Moroccan-born Mohammed al Alami, who was released in 2006, is the first former Guantanamo detainee to die in battle in the Syrian civil war, analysts say.
The video, first reported by The Miami Herald, was posted by Harakat Sham al-Islam, one of the Islamist brigades fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It showed the August 5 funeral in which Alami is praised by a rebel leader for enduring "the prison of the Americans in Guantanamo for five years ... where he did not reform or change."
U.S. Defense Department officials had no comment.
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A bit of good news on a Wed. evening !
That dirty bastard Assad, he’s killed another peaceful democratic demonstrator who recently graduated from a US institution.
One of obama’s “ my troops”.
Not nearly enough.
I love a happy ending.
Another worm dies, proving that GWBush was right.
This guy was not a terrorist he was innocent.
That’s why he went straight to the Muslim Brotherhood when he was turned loose. Shoot the rest of them before they kill more people.
Why don’t we help Assad get the rest of them?