Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - AL KANDARI, Faiz Mohammad Ahmed

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UNCLASSIFIED

Combatant Status Review Board

To: Personal Representative
From: OIC, CSRT (21 September 2004)
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - AL KANDARI, Faiz Mohammad Ahmed
1.

Under the provisions of the Secretary of the Navy Memorandum, dated 29 July 2004, Implementation of Combatant Status Review Tribunal Procedures for Enemy Combatants Detained at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Cuba, a Tribunal has been appointed to review the detainee’s designation as an enemy combatant.

2.

An enemy combatant has been defined as "an individual who was part of or supporting the Taliban or al Qaida forces, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. This includes any person who committed a belligerent act or has directly supported hostilities in aid of enemy armed forces."

3.

The United States Government has previously determined that the detainee is an enemy combatant. This determination is based on information possessed by the United States that indicates that the detainee is a member of al Qaida.

a. The detainee is a membeor fal Qaida:
  1. The detainee traveled to Afghanistan and provided religious instruction at the al Farouq training camp in the September 2001 timeframe.
  2. The detainee has family ties to an al Qaida cell that killed a U.S. soldier in Kuwait.
  3. The detainee recruited personnel to participate in the Jihad in Afghanistan and arranged their ~ravel, as well as his own, from the United Arab Emirates to Pakistan.
  4. Once in Pakistan, the detainee and the others he had recruited resided at a guesthouse with known al Qaida operatives.
  5. The detainee later traveled into Afghanistan and received weapons training at the Khaldan training camp. Usama Bin Laden personally provided religious instruction and trainee at this camp.
  6. The detainee then received further trai.n~g, including with explosives, at the al Farouq training camp. Usama Bin Laden was also present at this camp, as were individuals who were involved with the 11 September 2001 attacks.
  7. The detainee was in the Tora Bora mountain re gion in October or November 2001.
4.

The detainee has the opportunity to contest his designation as an enemy combatant. The Tribunal will endeavor to arrange for the presence of any reasonably available witnesses or evidence that the detainee desires to call or introduce to prove that he is not an enemy combatant. The Tribunal President will determine the reasonable availability of evidence or witnesses.

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