Abu Sufian bin Qumu

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Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu
Born(1959-06-26)26 June 1959
Derna, Libya
Detained atGuantanamo
ISN557
Charge(s)No charge (held in extrajudicial detention)
StatusRepatriated to Libyan custody; currently a rebel leader in the Libyan civil war
 
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Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu
Born(1959-06-26)26 June 1959
Derna, Libya
Detained atGuantanamo
ISN557
Charge(s)No charge (held in extrajudicial detention)
StatusRepatriated to Libyan custody; currently a rebel leader in the Libyan civil war

Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu is a citizen of Libya who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] Joint Task Force Guantanamo counter-terrorism analysts report he was born on 26 June 1959, in Derna, Libya.

Qumu was transferred to Libya on 28 September 2007.[2] In 2011 he became the leader of a band of fighters in his hometown of Derna during the 2011 Libyan civil war.[3][4]

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Militant activity

A disclosed file from 2005 on WikiLeaks alleged that he was previously a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, joined the Taliban in 1998, and that he was a “probable member of Al Qaida and a member of the African Extremist Network.”[5][6]

Repatriation and release

He was reported to have been released in October 2007.[7] Qumu was transferred to Libya on 28 September 2007[8] and was released from Abu Salim prison in 2010 following an amnesty for political prisoners.[9]

February 17 revolution

Abu Sufian bin Qumu
Born(1959-06-26)26 June 1959
Derna, Libya
AllegianceLibya National Transitional Council (2011–)
Service/branchFlag of Libya (1951).svg National Liberation Army
Battles/wars2011 Libyan civil war

In 2011 he became the leader of a band of fighters in his hometown of Derna during the 2011 Libyan civil war.[3][4]

Qumu was reported by Fox News as possibly being involved with and may have led the September 11th, 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the murder of four US Diplomats including US Ambassador Chris Stevens.[10] However, at this time a US national security official reported to Mother Jones that "that report is wrong, there's no intelligence suggesting that he was leading the attack on the consulate that evening."[11]

References

  1. ^ OARDEC (15 May 2006). "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through 15 May 2006" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. http://www.dod.mil/news/May2006/d20060515%20List.pdf. Retrieved 27 September 2007. 
  2. ^ Margot Williams (2008-11-03). "Guantanamo Docket: Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu". New York Times. http://projects.nytimes.com/guantanamo/detainees/557-abu-sufian-ibrahim-ahmed-hamuda-bin-qumu/documents/3/pages/645. 
  3. ^ a b Holly Watt (April 26, 2011). "WikiLeaks: Guantanamo detainee is now Libyan rebel leader". London: The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8472816/WikiLeaks-Guantanamo-detainee-is-now-Libyan-rebel-leader.html. Retrieved 2011-04-29. 
  4. ^ a b Charles Levison (April 2, 2011). "Ex-Mujahedeen Help Lead Libyan Rebels". Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703712504576237042432212406.html. "Two former Afghan Mujahedeen and a six-year detainee at Guantanamo Bay have stepped to the fore of this city's military campaign, training new recruits for the front and to protect the city from infiltrators loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi." 
  5. ^ Watt, Holly (26 April 2011). "WikiLeaks: Guantanamo detainee is now Libyan rebel leader". The Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8472816/WikiLeaks-Guantanamo-detainee-is-now-Libyan-rebel-leader.html. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Jay W. Hood (2005-04-22). "Update Recommendation to Transfer to the Control of Another Country for Continued Detention (TRCD) for Guantanamo Detainee ISN: US9LY-000557DP (S)". JTF-GTMO. http://wikileaks.ch/gitmo/pdf/ly/us9ly-000557dp.pdf. Retrieved 2011-10-29. "EC Status: Detainee's enemy combatant status was reassessed on 2 November 2004, and he remains an enemy combatant."  Media related to File:ISN 00557, Abu Sufyan Ben Qumu's Guantanamo detainee assessment.pdf at Wikimedia Commons
  7. ^ "Pentagon frees eight Guantanamo detainees: The U.S. Supreme Court opens a new term with a detainee-rights issue". The Spectator. 1 October 2007. http://media.www.spectatornews.com/media/storage/paper218/news/2007/10/01/NationWorldNews/Pentagon.Frees.Eight.Guantanamo.Detainees-3001627.shtml. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  8. ^ "Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu - The Guantánamo Docket". The New York Times. http://projects.nytimes.com/guantanamo/detainees/557-abu-sufian-ibrahim-ahmed-hamuda-bin-qumu/documents/3/pages/645. 
  9. ^ "Libya releases 37 militant Islamists". EarthTimes.org. http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/342001,releases-37-militant-islamists.html. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Bret Baier - Contributed (2012-09-19). "Al Qaeda, ex-Gitmo detainee involved in consulate attack, intelligence sources say". Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/19/top-administration-official-says-strike-in-libya-was-terror-attack/. 
  11. ^ "Obama Official Says No Evidence Gitmo Detainee Behind Benghazi Attack". Mother Jones. 20 September 2012. http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/09/obama-admin-says-no-evidence-gitmo-detainee-behind-benghazi-attack. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 

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