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WikiLeaks Gitmo Files: Why Did A Detainee Have The BBC’s Number?

Could the BBC be part of an extremist propaganda network? That’s one suggestion raised in the just-released trove of classified U.S. documents on prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. The Telegraph, a British newspaper on the receiving end of …

Could the BBC be part of an extremist propaganda network? That’s one suggestion raised in the just-released trove of classified U.S. documents on prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.

The Telegraph, a British newspaper on the receiving end of WikiLeaks’ cache of Gitmo documents, reports that a phone number associated with the BBC World Service “was discovered in numerous seized phone books and phones associated with extremist-linked individuals.”

For that reason, an analyst writing in the detainee file for Turki Mish’awi Za’id Alj-Amri suggests that “numerous extremist links to this BBC number indicates a possible propaganda media network connection.”

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