The man who made a living protecting the world’s most notorious terrorist is approved for release or transfer from Guantanamo.
A recently published list of 55 prisoners approved for release or transfer from Gitmo by President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder includes Idris Ahmad Abdu Qadir Idris, one of Osama’s personal bodyguards.
Idris guarded the terror mastermind before and after the 9/11 attacks on America.
According to Wikileaks-released documents, he was a member of the “Dirty 30”:
Detainee is assessed to be a member of al-Qaida and was identified as a bodyguard for Usama Bin Laden (UBL) beginning shortly before the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. Detainee is also assessed to be an al-Qaida recruiter associated with a Salafist network in Yemen. Detainee transited through multiple extremist support guesthouses, received militant training at the al-Qaida al-Faruq Training Camp in Afghanistan (AF), and is assessed to have received advanced training. Detainee fled UBL’s Tora Bora Mountain complex with a group of 30 fighters including other UBL bodyguards, collectively known as the Dirty 30. Detainee’s name was found on al-Qaida affiliated documents.
The approval is not new, but the release of the list is. Here’s the Wikileaks-leaked prison file on Idris, via The Telegraph: