The Pentagon released a transcript Monday of a confession by Walid Mohammad bin Attash, a Guantanamo detainee who allegedly said in a private meeting that he had a hand in the deadly 2000 attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole in Yemen. While he was at it, he also ‘fessed up to aiding in the 1998 American embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
Walid Mohammad bin Attash is said to have made his confession in a hearing at Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba.
Seventeen sailors died and 37 were hurt when the Cole was rammed by suicide bombers in the port of Aden in 2000.
Mr. Attash also said he helped plan the 1998 bomb attacks on the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 213, the Pentagon said.