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Zubair

Jemaah Islamiya Operative

Detained

Details
ImportanceMedium
Location of DetentionU.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Date of CaptureJune 20032
Location of CaptureThailand2
AffiliationJemaah Islamiya1
RoleOperative1
SupervisorHambali1
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
Full Given NameMohd Farik bin Amin
NationalityMalaysian1
Alias(es)Zaid1
GenderMale
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)1
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Would-be suicide bomber selected by Hambali for attacks in Los Angeles.
  • Trained al-Farouq camps in 2000 and 2001.
  • Transferred funds from Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to Jemaah Islamiya operatives.
  • Held degree in electronics telecommunications.
  • 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
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    Sources
    1 "Detainee Biographies," press release, Director of National Intelligence, Sept. 6, 2006.
    2 Human Rights Watch. "List of Ghost Prisoners Possibly in CIA Custody." Nov. 30, 2005.
     
     
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