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Former Guantanamo prisoner killed in Syria after joining Islamist brigade
Reuters ^

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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1 posted on 09/18/2013 5:06:19 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

A bit of good news on a Wed. evening !


2 posted on 09/18/2013 5:07:05 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Arthurio

That dirty bastard Assad, he’s killed another peaceful democratic demonstrator who recently graduated from a US institution.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 5:14:30 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Arthurio

One of obama’s “ my troops”.


4 posted on 09/18/2013 5:18:13 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: Arthurio
how many does that make now anyway?
5 posted on 09/18/2013 5:18:48 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Not nearly enough.


6 posted on 09/18/2013 5:20:18 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

I love a happy ending.


7 posted on 09/18/2013 5:36:31 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Arthurio

Another worm dies, proving that GWBush was right.


8 posted on 09/18/2013 5:38:05 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Arthurio

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.


9 posted on 09/18/2013 5:40:21 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Arthurio

Why don’t we help Assad get the rest of them?


10 posted on 09/18/2013 6:21:03 PM PDT by marron
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To: Arthurio

Bummer/s.


11 posted on 09/19/2013 7:15:13 AM PDT by huldah1776
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