officials have reported that the late al Qaeda
leader Osama bin Laden
had numerous bodyguards. They reported that the detainees held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp
included at least 30 of Bin Laden's bodyguards.
Sources of the allegations
One source of the allegations was Guantanamo captive Mohammed al Qahtani
.Al Qahtani was believed to be one of the 20 hijacker
. The DoD acknowledges he was subjected to "extended interrogation techniques, including two months of sleep-deprivation".Other sources described his treatment as torture
. After this, he is reported to have denounced 30 other Guantanamo captives as being bodyguards of Osama Bin Laden.
Details of the meaning of Osama Bin Laden bodyguard from Ahmed Ghailani's interrogation summary
On April 23, 2010, Benjamin Weiser, writing in The New York Times
reported that a newly released 52 page interrogation summary, published during Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani
's civilian trial, revealed new details about the life of an Osama Bin Laden bodyguard.According to Weiser the interrogation summary asserted that Ghailani said he was told Osama Bin Laden had personally requested he agree to serve as one of his bodyguards; that he was asked twice to be a bodyguard; and that he did not believe bin Laden had actually personally requested him.According to Weiser the interrogation summary asserted... Read More