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Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - Habib, Mamdouh Ibrahim Ahmed

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Combatant Status Review Board

9 September 2004

TO: Personal Representative
FROM: OIC, CSRT
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - HABIB, Mamdouh Ibrahim Ahmed
1.

Under the provisions of the Secretary of the NavyM emorandumda,t ed 29 July 2004, Implementation of Combatant Status Review Tribunal Procedures for Enemy Combatants Detained at GuantanamBo ay Naval Base Cuba, a Tribunal has been appointed to review the detainee’s designation as an enemy combatant.

2.

An enemy combatant has been defined as "an individual who was part of or supporting the Taliban or al Qaida forces, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. This includes any person who committed a belligerent act or has directly supported hostilities in aid of enemy armed forces."

3.

The United States Government has previousIy determined that the detainee is an enemy combatant. This determination is based on information possessed by the United States that indicates that he associated with al Qalda and engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.

a. Detainee is associated with al Qaida.
  1. Detainee admits to traveling to Afghanistan prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001, where he stayed at a known al Qalda safehouse in Kandahar, Afghanistan, which was run by a highly placed al Qaida operative and was protected by an armed man.
  2. Detainee admits to residing at another safehouse in Kabul, Afghanistan

where the number of guests and amount of activity significantly increased just prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

  1. Detainee admits having knowledge of the attacks of September 11, 2001 prior to their occurrence.
  2. Shortly before September 11, 2001, Detainee admits to staying at a safehouse in Lahore, Pakistan.
  3. In the late 1990s, Detainee communicated with members of the Lebanon based Hizballah terrorist group, to inquire about joining the Jihad in Afghanistan.
  4. Detainee admits that he has ties to individuals involved in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center ha New York City.
b. Detainee engaged in hostilities against the US or its coalition partners.
  1. Detainee admits that he conducted surveillance of buildings, hospitals and schools with another detainee.
  2. Detainee admits that he assisted with the transfer of chemical weapons at a compound near Kabul, Afghanistan.
  3. Detainees tates that he trained several of the September 11 hijackers in martial arts and had planned to hijack a plane himself.
  4. Detainee was captured along with two German Muslims in Pakistan by Pakistani authorities.
4.

The detainee has the opportunity to contest his designation as an enemy combatant. The Tribunal will endeavor to arrange for the presence of any reasonably available witnesses or evidence that the detainee desires to call or introduce to prove that he is not an enemy combatant. The Tribunal President will determine the reasonable availability of evidence or witnesses. Unclassified