Date of birth: unknown
Place of birth: unknown
Aliases: Omar al-Faruq, Abu al-Faruq al-Kuwaiti
Capture: Jakarta, Indonesia, early June 2002
SSCI prisoner number: 14
Entered CIA custody: 14 September 2002 – 29 September 2002
Period of CIA custody: 410-419 days
Left CIA custody: 29 October 2003 – 22 November 2003
Detained: Indonesia; Afghanistan (COBALT/GRAY)
Current status: deceased, as of 25 September 2006
Little is known about Umar Faruq. According to reporting by The New York Times, he was captured in Jakarta, Indonesia, in early June 2002. His fate and whereabouts at that point are unknown. Analysis by The Rendition Project and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has established that he was transferred into CIA custody at some point in September 2002. According to calculations published by the SSCI, Faruq was held by the CIA for 13-14 months, although his fate and whereabouts during this time are unknown.
SSCI, Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program , 9 December 2014
BBC, Profile: Omar al-Farouq, 26 September 2006.
Eric Schmitt and Tim Golden, Details Emerge on Brazen Escape in Afghanistan, New York Times, 4 December 2005.