Appendix

How Many Guantanamo Detainees "Return to the Battlefield"?

May 7, 2013 |

As of May 7, 2013, 603 Guantanamo prisoners have been released or transferred abroad. Of those 603 we have identified 53 who are either confirmed to be or suspected of engaging in militant activities against either the U.S. or non-U.S. targets. We have placed them in the following categories:

Category 1: GTMO detainees confirmed to be engaging in militant activities against U.S. targets.

TOTAL: 17, 2.8%

Category 2: GTMO detainees suspected of engaging in militant activities against U.S. targets

TOTAL: 21, 3.5%

Category 3: GTMO detainees confirmed to be engaging in militant activities against non-U.S. targets

TOTAL: 7, 1.2%

Category 4: GTMO detainees suspeted of engagin in militant activities against non-U.S. targets

TOTAL: 7, 1.2%

GRAND TOTAL: 53, 8.8%

*NOTE: In cases where we could not independently verify the Pentagon's assessment of a named individual's confirmed or suspected involvement in any form of militant activity, we took the Pentagon's assessment at face value. 

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