3,115. 11/24/2001

Then-CIA Director George Tenet wrote: “After the [Afghan] city of Konduz fell on November 24 [2001], Northern Alliance forces incarcerated many hundreds of prisoners in a nineteenth-century fortress called Qala-i-Jangi. …Many of the Taliban POWs were foreigners, including at least fifty Arabs from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq, and elsewhere. Also in the mix were Russians, Chinese, and a few Africans. More than just Taliban supporters, many of these people were hardcore al-Qa’ida members. We later learned that the prisoners also included one American, John Walker Lindh.”

 – George Tenet with Bill Harlow, At the Center of the Storm, Page 221

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