Three additional terrorists once held at the Guantanamo Bay prison were confirmed as having returned to terrorism after their release, and two others joined the ranks of those suspected of rejoining jihad against the West, according to a U.S. intelligence report dated January 2013 but just made public last week. [Editor: link is to archived site as actual public webserver/site for Office of Director of National Intelligence is down due to U.S Federal Government shutdown.]
The ODNI report also warned against the unconditional release of additional prisoners from the detention facility because of the risk they will go back to terror attacks or insurgent activity.
“Former [Guantanamo] detainees routinely communicate with each other, families of other former detainees, and previous associates who are members of terrorist organizations,” the ODNI report said. “The reasons for communication span from the mundane (reminiscing about shared experiences) to the nefarious (planning terrorist operations). We assess that some GTMO detainees transferred in the future also will communicate with other former GTMO detainees and persons in terrorist organizations.”
p.s UK Daily Mail 2013OCT05 – Guantanamo Bay prisoner to be released after 11 years due to ‘severe mental illness’