Muhammad Yasir Ahmed Taher, Former Guantanamo Detainee Killed in U.S. Air Raid in Yemen

Pentagon on Tuesady 7/3/2017 announced that a former Guantanamo detainee known as Yasir al Silmi was killed in an airstrike conducted in Yemen on March 2.

The slain is identified as Muhammad Yasir Ahmed Taher in declassified and leaked files prepared by Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO).

Taher imprisonment serial number was 679.

It was President Obama’s Guantanamo Review Task Force (GRTF), which evaluated the detainee population throughout 2009 that approved Taher for transfer “outside the United States to a country that will implement appropriate security measures.

After Taher transfer, the Defense Department however did not say when he rejoined the jihadist group though he was killed in Yemen’s Abyan Governorate alongside Usayd al Adani, who was AQAP’s longtime explosives expert and facilitator.

Taher himself was detained in Guantanamo for years on the suspicion that he was part of a unit that was planning to use explosives against Americans in Afghanistan.

JTF-GTMO, in a leaked threat assessment dated March 19, 2008, considered Taher a “high” risk to the U.S., its interests and allies.

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