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Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Walid Said Bin Said Zaid


Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants
at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

18 February 2005

From: Presiding Officer
To: Zaid, Walid Said Bin Said
Via: Assisting Military Officer
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Zaid, Walid Said Bin Said


An Administrative Review Board will be converied to review your case to deteimine if your continued detention is necessary.


The Administrative Review Board will conduct a comprehensive review of all reasonably available and relevant information regarding your case. At the conclusion of this review the Board will make a recommendation to: (1) release you to your home state or to a third state; (2) transfer you to your home state, or a third state, with conditions agreed upon by the United States and your home state, or the third state; or (3) continue your detention under United States control


The following primary factors favor continued detention:

a. Commitment

The detainee expressed interest in fighting the jihad in Palestine and said he would like to go mere and fight the jihad if it is still going on when he is released.

b. Training

The detainee is a Yemen citizen who was recruited to travel to Afghanistan for jihad readiness military training.


The detainee arrived at al Farouq Training Camp in July 2001. Training began in August and included operation and maintepance of the AK-47 assault rifle, die PK machine gun, rocket propelled grenade launcher, tactics, geography and map symbols.

c. Connections/Associations

While the detainee was in training at al Farouq, Afghanistan, Usama Bin Laden and a group of guards came to visit


The detainee's name was on a document listing 324 Arabic names, aliases and nationalities recovered from a safehouse raid of suspected al Qaida in Karachi, Pakistan.

d. Intent

The detainee sustained multiple injuries as a result of the U.S. bombing campaign in the mountains surrounding Jalalabad. The detainee was taken to a hospital in Jalalabad where he was eventually detained by U.S. forces.


The detainee explained the reason he attended training at al Farouq was because he wanted to support the Taliban in their struggle against the Northern Alliance.

e. Other Relevant Data

The detainee repeatedly stressed the only reason he supported me Taliban was because he thought they were good Muslims.


The following primary factors favor release or transfer:


The detainee claims training was only a prerequisite to obtaining employment in the country of Afghanistan. The detainee claims that he did not know the camp was affiliated with al Qaida or Usama Bin Laden.


The detainee said he has no animosity towards the Umted States and actually considers his treatment to be fair. The detainee also stated he believes the American involvement in Afghanistan is a good thing as long as the Americans are assisting the Afghan people.


You will be afforded a meaningful opportunity to be heard and to present information to the Board; this includes an opportunity to be physically present at the proceeding. The Assisting Military Officer (AMO) will assist you in reviewing all relevant and reasonably available unclassified information regarding your case. The AMO is not an advocate for or against continued detention, nor may the AMO form a confidential relationship with you or represent you in any other matter.