The latest is Saber Lal Melma, whose 'long suffering' and 'unlawful detention' was fully championed by the McClatchy News Service. Mr. Saber Lal Melma did in fact manage to end his long suffering. The method he choose, however was to be on the recieving end of a round to the head.
NATO and Afghan forces have killed a former Guantanamo detainee who returned to Afghanistan to become a key al-Qaida ally, international officials said Saturday.I guess the McClatchy news reporters were taken for a ride.
Saber Lal Melma, who was released from Guantanamo in 2007, had been organizing attacks in eastern Kunar province and funding insurgent operations, NATO spokesman Capt. Justin Brockhoff said.
A NATO statement described Melma as a "key affiliate of the al-Qaida network" who was in contact with senior al-Qaida members in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Troops surrounded Melma's house in Jalalabad city on Friday night and shot him dead when he emerged from the building holding an AK-47 assault rifle.Saber Lal Melma can no longer be found on the McClatchy News Service site.
A guard at the house, Mohammad Gul, said a group of American soldiers scaled the walls of the compound around 11 p.m. and stormed the house, shooting Melma in the assault. Three others were detained, Gul said.
Melma joined a long list of detainees believed to have reconnected with al-Qaida.