American intelligence analysts
assert a Taliban
leader named Abdul Salam (or alternatively Abdul Salaam)
was one of the Taliban's commanders on the Kabul
front, during the Taliban's collapse, during late 2001.
Two of the factors justifying Guantanamo captive Mohammad Ahmed Abdullah Saleh Al Hanashi continued detention were:
- The detainee fought under the leadership of Abdul Salam.
- Abdul Salaam was one of the leaders at the Kabul front during the fighting with the Northern Alliance. He was also in charge of mine clearing operations.