Barack Obama announced Tuesday his plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison.
Obama told Yahoo in December that “only a handful” of Gitmo detainees has returned to a life of terrorism.
The actual number is closer to 196… So he was only off by 191.
According to Obama’s own Director of National Intelligence, 117 former detainees are confirmed of returning to terror. 79 more detainees are suspected of returning to the fight.
Another former Gitmo detainee was arrested today in a terrorist bust in Spain and Morocco.
The former Gitmo detainee was described as “a leader who was trained in handling weapons, explosives and in military tactics.”
Spanish and Moroccan police today arrested four suspected members of a ‘jihadi’ cell that sought to recruit fighters for ISIS, including one described as a former Guantanamo detainee who once fought with militants in Afghanistan.
Three people were arrested in Spain’s North African enclave city of Ceuta while a Moroccan was arrested in the Moroccan border town of Farkhana, next to Melilla, Spain’s other North African enclave, statements from the two nations’ interior ministries said.
One of those detained in Ceuta was the former Guantanamo detainee who was not named by Spanish authorities but described as “a leader who was trained in handling weapons, explosives and in military tactics.” Another was the brother of a fighter who carried out a 2013 suicide attack against the Syrian military, the Moroccan statement said.
The suspects had set up contacts to try to acquire weapons and bomb-making materials and were aiming “to carry out terrorist acts in Spanish territory,” the statement said, without specifying possible targets.