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Originally posted by Banshee
The unidentified man was captured after an attack on Coalition forces in July 2003. He is believed to be a high-ranking member of the terrorist group Ansar al Islam.
Geneva Convention laws require prisoners of war be assigned a detainee number and notification made to the ICRC. The Pentagon counters that the man is an "enemy combatant" and thus is not afforded the protections of the Geneva Convention.