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Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi captured

Counterterrorism Detention

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda in Iraq
Time of Capture Fall 20062
CapturedAbdul Hadi al-Iraqi
Narrative and Notes
ReliableHe was captured while traveling to Iraq. The location and precise time of his capture, and the identity of his captors have not been announced.

He was held by the CIA for several months, then turned over to the Defense Department for transport to the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a transfer that was announced in April 2007.1
1Press release 494-07, U.S. Department of Defense, April 27, 2007.
2Mark Mazzetti and David Cloud. "CIA Held Qaeda Leader in Secret Prison for Months." The New York Times: April 27, 2007.
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