The forner Gitmo detainee was released to Uruguay last year, and visited Argentina last February, where he declared he was “ready to fight“,
He had tried to enter Brazil three times but was turned away at the border.
He may have succeeded in entering Brazil through other means, but the Brazilians don’t know for sure:
Brazil’s security is being heightened ahead of the Summer Olympic Games set to begin in less than a month. Antiterrorism measures are being put in place, including cooperation with other nations’ intelligence agencies, said Sergio Westphalen Etchegoyen, a minister in charge of institutional security.
“An individual like this one is among our top priorities,” he said during a news conference, declining to detail what is being done to find him.
Thomas Joscelyn has more on the missing man:
The four Syrians transferred — Ahmed Adnan Ahjam, Ali Husein Shaaban, Abd al Hadi Omar Mahmoud Faraj, and Jihad Ahmed Mujstafa Diyab — were all allegedly members of the so-called “Syrian Group.” The JTF-GTMO files describe the “Syrian Group” as “comprised of dismantled terrorist cells that escaped Syrian authorities and fled to Afghanistan (AF) in 2000.”
Several South American countries are looking for the multi-named Abu/Ahmed/Ahmad.
Good luck with that.
The Olympics are four weeks away.