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Suicide Bomber Identified As Jihadist Who Was Released From Gitmo

July 19, 2012

Terrorist 'Served Time in Gitmo'

Bulgarian media says terrorist who murdered 7 is Global Jihadist who served 1 year in Guantanamo. By Gil Ronen First Publish: 7/19/2012, 7:17 PM
Aftermath of bombing at Burgas Aftermath of bombing at Burgas Reuters

Bulgarian media says the terrorist who murdered 7 people Wednesday at Burgas was Mehdi Mohammed Ghazali, who belonged to the Global Jihad.

According to these reports, which are unconfirmed, Ghazali was arrested in 2009 in southern Pakistan together with his wife and several other people, including seven Turkish nationals with false documents.

Ghazali is reportedly a Swedish citizen, with Algerian and Finnish origins, and had been held at the United States' Guantanamo Bay detainment camp in Cuba from 2002 to 2004.

Previously, he reportedly studied at a Muslim religious school and mosque in Britain, and traveled to Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

If the report is true, it may mean that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was too quick to blame Iran and Hizbullah for the attack, or that the connection between Iran and the attack is a hidden one. In any case, the attack appears to have been timed to coincide exactly with the 18th anniversary of the very deadly AMIA attack in Buenos Aires, which was perpetrated by Iran and Hizbullah.

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