5,958. 6/21/2004

“New accounts from officials in Afghanistan and the United States indicate that at least 5 of the 57 Afghan detainees released [from Guantanamo] have returned to the battlefield as Taliban commanders or fighters. Some of the five have been involved in new attacks on Americans, officials in southern Afghanistan said, including a notorious Taliban commander, Mullah Shahzada, who was reportedly killed in a recent accident.”

 – Tim Golden and Don Van Natta Jr., “U.S. Said to Overstate Value of Guantánamo Detainees,” The New York Times, June 21, 2004

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