Obama, Holder Agree to Transfer bin Laden’s Personal Body Guard

Documents show that the upcoming release or transfer of 55 inmates from Gitmo includes the transfer of a detainee who was a personal body guard for Osama bin Laden.

Idris Ahmed Abdu Qader Idris was “identified as a bodyguard for [bin Laden] shortly before the 11 September 2001 attacks.” He has been at Gitmo for nearly nine years.

Reports indicate he received advanced militant training, is an Al-Qaeda recruiter, and is considered a high threat to the US. Because of this, a 2008 profile done on him suggests he remain in detention “under DOD control.”



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