‘I was praying for you’
Families of the three Saudi returnees from the US detention center at Guantanamo, Cuba, have expressed their deep happiness over meeting their sons after being separated for seven years. They thanked the Saudi authorities for winning the release of the young men. Musallam, brother of Abdulaziz Kadeem Al-Elee, said Prince Muhammad bin Naif, assistant interior minister for security affairs, had informed him of his brother’s return from Guantanamo the night before his arrival. “I could not believe my ears when I heard the good news. I do not have words to express the happiness of our family now. Abdulaziz’s mother, father, brothers, sisters and other relatives were all waiting for the reunion,” Musallam said. Abdulaziz is the youngest member of the family in Taif. He has three brothers and four sisters. Before leaving for Afghanistan seven years ago, he was enrolled in a scientific institute. He left the Kingdom without informing his family.