Mohammed Yusif Yaqub

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Mohammed Yusif Yaqub (?-May 7, 2004) was a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camp, in Cuba. Yusuf was allegedly synonymous with a Taliban officer called "Yusuf Shahzada Qandahari"

Claim that Mohammed Yusif Yaqub "returned to the battlefield"[edit]

On May 14, 2007 Commander Jeffrey Gordon claimed that there had been thirty former captives who returned to the battlefield. Mohammed Yusif Yaqub was one of the six men he explicitly named.[1]

Reuters quoted Gordon about Mohammed Yusif Yaqub:[1]

". . . assumed control of Taliban operations in Southern Afghanistan after his release from Guantanamo, died fighting U.S. forces on May 7, 2004."


  1. ^ a b David Morgan (May 14, 2007). "U.S. divulges new details on released Gitmo inmates". Reuters. Retrieved 2007-05-15.