U.S. Guantanamo panel reviews case of alleged al Qaeda bombmaker

January 22, 2015 4:27 PM

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ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - A suspected al Qaeda bombmaker held at Guantanamo Bay military prison for almost 13 years on Thursday faced a U.S. national security board weighing whether he should remain there.

Tariq Mahmud Ahmad Muhammad al Sawah, a 57-year-old Egyptian, is suspected of having designed bombs used to attack U.S. targets. He was captured after fighting in Afghanistan and has been at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. military prison in Cuba, since May 2002.

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