Sunday, September 04, 2011

Former Club Gitmo Guest Killed in Afghan Raid

This is one of those terrorist celebrities used as a mascot by the so-called "human rights" groups, decried by the left as an anonymous victim. Of course, as soon as we go and free the guy he takes up arms against us once again.

Well, not any more.
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee sent home to Afghanistan took up arms with al Qaeda -- and, like Osama bin Laden, he ended up shot dead by US soldiers, military officials announced.

Sabar Lal Melma was killed when he emerged with an AK-47 on Friday night as US soldiers scaled the walls of his home in Jalalabad, officials said.

Melma, 49, was a "key affiliate of the al Qaeda network" in contact with senior members of the terrorist network in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a NATO statement.

Melma was said to have been one of bin Laden's commanders during the anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan.

After the demise of the Taliban, he became a brigadier general in the Afghan army, responsible for border security in Kunar province.

He was seized in August 2002.

He was questioned on suspicion of being involved in rocket attacks on US troops and of helping bin Laden flee his stronghold in the Tora Bora mountains.

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