Ex-Gitmo detainee surrenders in Yemen

Yemeni authorities announced Aug. 23 that a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who apparently rejoined al-Qaeda has turned himself in. Ali Hussein al Taiss was a wanted “al-Qaeda element,” according to Saba News Agency, the official Yemeni news service. But al-Taiss surrendered to authorities and “expressed his remorse for the period he has spent in joining al Qaeda ranks and showed his readiness to cooperate in serving the country’s security and stability.” Al-Taiss was transferred to Yemen on Dec. 15, 2006. He is one of several former Gitmo detainees who are believed to have joined al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). (The Long War Journal, Aug. 23)

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