U.S. airstrikes on Thursday in Yemen killed a former detainee at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, Yasir al-Silmi, who was released from the detention center in 2009 by the Obama administration.
Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said on Monday that al-Silmi returned to terrorist activities after being held at Guantanamo from 2002 to 2009, Fox News reported.
Al-Silmi’s death came as the U.S. has launched over 40 airstrikes over the course of five nights in Yemen.
The Pentagon and intelligence community have estimated that about 30 percent of detainees transferred from Guantanamo have returned to terrorist activities.