October 19, 2021

DNI: ‘Confirmed’ That 116 Former Gitmo Detainees Returned To Terror Or Insurgencies


The Director of National Intelligence released a report this week indicating that the United States has “confirmed” that 116 detainees “transferred” out of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, subsequently reengaged in terrorist or insurgent activities.

The report also warned: “Based on trends identified during the past eleven years, we assess that some detainees currently at GTMO will seek to reengage in terrorist or insurgent activities after they are transferred.”

The DNI first publicly warned more than four years ago–in December 2010–that the number of then already “transferred” Guantanamo detainees returning to terror and insurgent activity would increase as time passed and that if additional detainees were released in the future some of those would also return to terrorist and insurgent activities.