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The 10 Gitmo detainees

A Saudi Arabian citizen of Yemeni descent and an alleged al-Qaida member, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is said to be the mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole off the Yemeni coast that killed 17 American sailors.

Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri

A Saudi Arabian citizen of Yemeni descent and an alleged al-Qaida member, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is said to be the mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole off the Yemeni coast that killed 17 American sailors.

CIVILIAN court

These five detainees will be tried in civilian court in New York on charges they orchestrated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed admitted to interrogators that he was the mastermind of the attacks. He allegedly proposed the concept to Osama bin Laden as early as 1996, obtained funding for the attacks from bin Laden, oversaw the operation and trained the hijackers in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He was born in Pakistan's Baluchistan province and raised in Kuwait.

Waleed bin Attash, a Yemeni better known as Khallad, allegedly ran an al-Qaida training camp in Logar, Afghanistan, where two of the 19 hijackers were trained. He is believed to have been bin Laden's bodyguard. Authorities say bin Laden selected him as a hijacker, but he was prevented from participating when he was briefly detained in Yemen in early 2001.

Ramzi Binalshibh, a Yemeni, allegedly helped find flight schools for the hijackers, helped them enter the United States and assisted with financing the operation. He allegedly was selected to be a hijacker and made a "martyr video" in preparation for the operation, but was unable to get a U.S. visa. He also is believed to be a lead operative for a foiled plot to crash aircraft into London's Heathrow Airport.

Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, also known as Ammar Al-Baluchi, allegedly helped nine of the hijackers travel to the United States and sent them $120,000 for expenses and flight training. He is believed to have served as a key lieutenant to Mohammed in Pakistan. He was born in Pakistan's Baluchistan province and raised in Kuwait.

Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, a Saudi, allegedly helped the hijackers with money, Western clothing, travelers' checks and credit cards. Hawsawi testified in the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, saying he had seen Moussaoui at an al-Qaida guesthouse in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in early 2001, but was never introduced to him or conducted operations with him.

Military court

Omar Khadr, born in Toronto, was 15 when captured after allegedly killing an American soldier during a 2002 battle in Afghanistan. He is accused of killing U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Speer of Albuquerque, N.M., with a grenade. Authorities say he is the son of a slain al-Qaida financier.

Ahmed Mohammed al-Darbi, who allegedly has met with Osama bin Laden, trained at an al-Qaida terrorist camp, and plotted to blow up a ship in the Strait of Hormuz or off Yemen. After his capture, Darbi says American troops subjected him to beatings, excruciating shackling, painfully loud music, isolation and threats of rape.

Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi, is accused of acting as al-Qaida's accountant, paymaster and supply chief during the 1990s when the terror network was centered in Sudan and Afghanistan. He allegedly worked later as a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden.

Noor Uthman Muhammed, who is allegedly a member of al-Qaida, trained at a camp in Afghanistan and later become a weapons instructor. From 1996 to 2000 he allegedly was deputy commander of a terror training camp, where he oversaw its operations.

Mohammed Kamin. While the government is facing a Monday deadline in his case, an administration official said they have not decided where to charge him. Kamin is accused of placing missiles near U.S.-occupied areas in Afghanistan. He allegedly trained as an al-Qaida operative in 2003 and spied on American military bases before he was captured later that year. He has denied having any connection with al-Qaida or the Taliban and said the charges against him are lies. — Associated Press

The 10 Gitmo detainees 11/13/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 13, 2009 11:08pm]

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