Abdullah Ghofoor

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Abdullah Ghofoor
Born 1971 (age 45–46)
Keshai, Afghanistan
Released 2004-03-14
Citizenship Afghanistan
Detained at Guantanamo
ISN 351
Status repatriated, subsequently engaged in hostilities and killed

Abdullah Ghofoor was a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.[1] American counter-terrorism analysts estimate he was born in 1971, in Keshai, Afghanistan.

He arrived in Guantanamo on June 10, 2002, and was repatriated to Afghanistan on March 14, 2004.[2][3]


On November 25, 2009, the Department of Defense published a list of the dates captives were transferred from Guantanamo.[3] According to that list Abdullah Ghofoor was transferred on March 14, 2004.

Suspected of having become a Taliban leader after his release[edit]

The Defense Intelligence Agency suspected that Ghoffor had become a Taliban leader after his release from Guantanamo. It stated that Ghofoor was eventually killed in a raid but did not say when he was killed.[4][5]


  1. ^ OARDEC (2006-05-15). "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  2. ^ "The Journey of Death -- Over 700 prisoners illegally rendered to Guantanamo Bay with the help of Portugal." (PDF). Reprieve. 2008-01-28. Archived from the original on 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2008-07-29. Reprieve can now conclusively show that Portuguese territory and airspace has been used to transfer over 700 prisoners to torture and illegal imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay. 
  3. ^ a b OARDEC (2008-10-09). "Consolidated chronological listing of GTMO detainees released, transferred or deceased" (PDF). Department of Defense. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Fact sheet: Former Guantanamo detainee terrorism trends" (PDF). Defense Intelligence Agency. 2009-04-07. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Former Gitmo Detainees Who Returned to Terrorism". Fox News. 2009-12-20. Archived from the original on 2010-03-11. He was repatriated to Afghanistan in 2004 and became a suspected Taliban commander. After planning attacks on U.S. and Afghan forces, he was killed in a raid. 

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