(LibertySociety.com) – On August 15, the Taliban stormed the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. That same day, one of the militant commanders announced that he previously spent eight years in Guantanamo Bay.
This information comes on the heels of the president’s quiet, but continued, closure of the Cuban terrorist holding area that began in April 2021.
Taliban commander claimed he spent eight years in Guantanamo Bay before being released by #Trump.
In a triumphant speech from inside the Presidential Palace in Kabul as the militants declared an Islamic state of Afghanistan. https://t.co/OPGbQA0lLX
— FreedomExpressed 🌊🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@iPicNews) August 16, 2021
An Aljazeera correspondent confirmed with another Taliban leader during an interview that the man in question was Gholam Rouhani. US soldiers caught Rouhani during an invasion in 2001. The suspected terrorist was a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp until his release in 2007.
— Mohammad Ali Musawi (@malimusawi) August 15, 2021
Guantanamo Bay housed nearly 800 men, in total, since it opened, but only 40 remain. Once it closes entirely, the question is whether there will be a sufficient place to detain terrorists. Certainly, at least one former detainee made his way back to a militant group, erasing 20 years of work by countless men and women overseas.
Following President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from fighting the war in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters quickly took control of the country. Although the group promised a peaceful transfer of power, mass evacuations have shown how little confidence diplomats and Afghan citizens have in that assurance.
Only time will tell where American heroes will have to put their lives in danger again to defend against terrorists who resurface after they receive their freedom.
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