Former Guantanamo prisoner killed in Afghanistan

September 3, 2011 11:28


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

KABUL - A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who joined the Taliban upon return to his native Afghanistan was killed overnight by NATO-led forces in the east of the country, local officials said on Saturday.

Sabar Lal was killed by troops from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan security forces in Nangarhar province, the coalition confirmed in a statement.

ISAF declined to say if Lal was kept in Guantanamo, but Afghan officials speaking on condition of anonymity said he was released from the US-run prison in Cuba three years ago after being held there for five years.

ISAF said he was strongly connected to the al-Qaida network.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 19, 2018
General: No big shifts expected from U.S. assessment of Afghan war