Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi

 

 

Age: 46

 

Summary: Libyan paramilitary trainer for the revolutionary Islamic terror group al-Qaeda whose false testimony was cited by the Bush Administration in the months preceding the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq as evidence of a connection between deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda operative officials, who had previously been chief militant trainer at a camp in Afghanistan but was later captured and interrogated by American and Egyptian intelligence forces at the Guantanamo Bay detention center for several years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks before he was repatriated to Libyan custody in 2006.

 

 

Cause of Death: Apparent suicide by hanging

 

Born: 1963

 

Died: May 11, 2009

 

Location: Tripoli, Libya