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Terrorist 'Served Time in Gitmo'

Bulgarian media says terrorist who murdered 6 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 6 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.

Ghazali used counterfeit American documents, according to ABC. ABC published a photograph of a drivers license which contained the word "Michigan" but listed a phony address in Louisiana. The apparently fake license listed the man's name as Jacques Philippe Martin.

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.