In confidential interrogation reports, Iraqi detainee M060108-01 is depicted as a model prisoner, “cooperative” with his American captors, and unusually chatty. At times he seemed to go out of his way to be helpful, especially when offered a chance to inform on rivals within his organization, then known as the Islamic State of Iraq.
Over several days of questioning in 2008, the detainee provided precise directions on how to find the secret headquarters for the insurgent group’s media wing, down to the color of the front door and the times of days when the office would be occupied. When asked about the group’s No. 2 leader – a Moroccan-born Swede named Abu Qaswarah – he drew maps of the man’s compound and gave up the name of Qaswarah’s personal courier.