6,638. 2/8/2006

According to information from a February 8, 2006, Seton Hall Report on Guantanamo detainees: “only some 5 percent of all the detainees held at Guantanamo were ever apprehended by U.S. forces to begin with. Why is that? Almost all of the prisoners there were turned over to American forces by foreigners, some with an ax to grind, or more often for a hefty bounty or reward. After U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan in late 2001, a reward of five thousand dollars or more was given to Pakistanis and Afghans for each detainee turned over.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 106

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