Faruq Ali Ahmed

Faruq Ali Ahmed

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Faruq Ali Ahmed (born December 12, 1983) is a citizen of Yemen best known for the eight years he spent in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 32.Joint Task Force Guantanamo counter-terrorism analysts reports that he was born on December 12, 1983, in Taiz Yemen.


Faruq Ali Ahmed had memorized all 6,000 verses of the Koran by the time he was sixteen years old, and with his parent's approval, decided to go to Afghanistan to teach the Koran to children.By tradition the Koran is always taught in Arabic, so his inability to speak Pashto would not be a roadblock.Faruq Ali Ahmed was present in Afghanistan, at the time of the al Qaeda's attacks on September 11, 2001, and was caught up in the chaos following the US aerial bombardment of Afghanistan.

JTF-GTMO analysts assert that Faruq Ali Ahmed's casual association with Taliban public officials justified classifying him as an "enemy combatant". They also asserted that an anonymous informant claimed he saw him carrying an AK-47, and another anonymous informant claimed he had overheard someone utter "Farouq" over a satellite phone.

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