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Gouled Hassan Dourad

Al-Ittihad al-Islami Senior Operative


Location of DetentionU.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba1
Date of Capture20041
AffiliationAl-Ittihad al-Islami1
RoleSenior Operative1
SupervisorAbu Talha al Sudani1
Alias(es)Guleed Hassan Ahmad1, Hanad1
Date of Birth19741
Place of BirthMogadishu, Somalia1
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)
Narrative and Notes
  • AIAI operative who also worked for al-Qaeda.
  • Grew up in Germany and Sweden, a refugee from the Somali civil war. An imam in Sweden sponsored his trip for weapons training in Afghanistan in 1996; he returned to Somalia that year. He joined AIAI in 1997 to oppose Ethiopia.
  • He met Abu Talha in early 2003, and on his orders cased Camp Lemonier, the U.S. military base in Djibouti in Fall 2003.
  • He was one of 14 key al-Qaeda operatives and associates transferred from CIA custody to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2006.1
    1 "Detainee Biographies," press release, Director of National Intelligence, Sept. 6, 2006.
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