The American intelligence analysts
who compiled the justifications for continuing to detain the captives taken in the war on terror
made dozens of references to an al Qaida safe house
, in Faisalabad
Five of the twenty men who face charges before Guantanamo military commissions
were captured in a single raid on a safe house in Faisalabad.
American and Pakistani counter-terrorism officials have made multiple raids on suspected safe houses in Faisalabad.
One large raid, of what counter-terrorism officials described as an "al-Qaida safe house", netted dozens of foreigners, from around the world, who the counter-terrorism officials described as suspicious. The captives however, during their Combatant Status Review Tribunals
, disputed that living with other foreigners should be a trigger for suspicions, when they were all foreign students living in Salafi University
's foreign student's dormitory.
Captives apprehended with Abu Zubaydah
Abu Zubaydah was captured with close to two dozen other individuals in raids by Pakistani security forces on several Faisalabad safe houses.
described this house as a "Lashkar a-Tayeb