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The United States Department of Defense was holding a total of eleven Syrian detainees in Guantanamo.[1] A total of 778 suspects have been held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba since the camps opened on January 11, 2002 The camp population peaked in 2004 at approximately 660.

Syrian detainees at Guantanamo

isn name arrival
307 Abd Al Nasir Mohammed Abd Al Qadir Khantumani 2002-02-11 2010-07-20
  • Transferred to Cape Verde in July 2010.
312 Muhammed Khan Tumani 2002-02-11 2009-08-28
  • Transferred to Portugal on 2009-08-28.[2][3]
317 Moammar Badawi Dokhan 2002-02-12 2009-08-28
  • Transferred to Portugal on 2009-08-28.[2][3]
326 Ahmed Adnan Ahjam 2002-06-14
327 Ali Husein Muhammad Shaaban 2002-06-14
329 Abd Al Hadi Omar Mahmoud Faraj 2002-06-08
330 Maasoum Abdah Mouhammad 2002-06-10 2010-05-04
  • Released to Bulgaria on May 4, 2010.
489 Abd Al Rahim Abdul Rassak Janko 2002-05-01
  • Transferred to Belgium.[4]
537 Mahmud Salem Horan Mohammed Mutlak Al Ali 2010-09-16
  • Released to Germany on September 16, 2010.[5]
722 Jihad Ahmed Mujstafa Diyab 2002-08-05
726 Menhal Al Henali 2002-08-05 2004-03-31
  • Fethi Boucetta was one of the 38 captives determined not to have been enemy combatants after all.


Human Rights Watch reports:[6]

"On July 31, State Security, one of Syria’s numerous security agencies, seized Yusra al-Husayn at her house and took her into detention. She is the wife of Jihad Diab, a detainee at the US military base at Guantanamo Bay."


  1. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>OARDEC (May 15, 2006). "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 2007-09-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Carol Rosenberg (2009-08-31). "Court documents name detainees sent to Portugal". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>OARDEC (2004). "Civil Action No. 05-CV-0526". United States Department of Justice. pp. pages 3–30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-08-31. {{cite web}}: |pages= has extra text (help)
  4. LALLEMAND,ALAIN (October 17, 2009). "Le " Belge " de Guantánamo est un jeune Syrien de 31 ans". 
  5. Carol Rosenberg (2010-09-16). "Camps census now 174: Germany takes in two Arab captives from Guantánamo". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2010-09-19. "The Pentagon reduced its Guantánamo prison camps census to 174 foreign captives on Thursday, announcing that it had sent two Arabs to resettlement in Germany."  mirror
  6. "Syria: Wives of Islamist Suspects Detained, Whereabouts Unknown". Human Rights Watch. 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 

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