Sayed Gulab

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Sayed Gulab
Arrested 2007-05-24
Pachir Wa Agam, Nangarhar
Afghan Border Police
Detained at Bagram
ISN 2521
Alleged to be a member of alleged Taliban leader
Charge(s) no charge, extrajudicial detention

On January 15, 2010, the Department of Defense complied with a court order and published a list of Captives held in the Bagram Theater Internment Facility that included the name Sayed Gulab.[1][2][3]

There were 645 names on the list, which was dated September 22, 2009, and was heavily redacted.[1][2]

According to historian Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files, he was captured in Nangarhar Province on May 24, 2007, by Afghan Border Police.[3] He was described as a "Taliban leader" and "an improvised explosive device facilitator".[4]


  1. ^ a b "Bagram detainees". Department of Defense. 2009-09-22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-01-17. 
  2. ^ a b Andy Worthington (2010-01-19). "Dark Revelations in the Bagram Prisoner List". truthout. Archived from the original on 2010-01-25. 
  3. ^ a b Andy Worthington (2010-01-26). "Bagram: The First Ever Prisoner List (The Annotated Version)". Archived from the original on 2010-01-27. A man of this name was seized in May 2007. A report explained, “Afghan Border Police, advised by Coalition forces, detained a Taliban leader in the Pachir Wa Agam district of Nangarhar province during an operation May 24. After receiving information on the whereabouts of Sayed Gulab, a notorious Nangarhar Taliban area commander and improvised explosive device cell facilitator, ABP members quickly moved to the village of Shir Wagan and detained him. Gulab is currently being held for questioning in a Coalition detention facility.” 
  4. ^ "Fishing Was Good in Nangarhar Province (Sayed Gulab caught)". Rantburg. 2007-05-26. Archived from the original on 2010-01-28. Gulab has been responsible for emplacing IED's in the Pachir Wa Agam district resulting in the injuries and deaths of innocent Afghan civilians and Afghan National Security Forces. He is also known to have extensive connections with other senior Taliban and Al Qaeda leadership in Nangarhar and Pakistan. 'The detention of Sayed Gulab will lead to information on Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders; including their operations within Nangarhar and neighboring provinces,' said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a Combined Joint Task Force 82 spokesperson.