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Khalid Al-Odah is the father of detainee Fawzi Al-Odah, and the founder of the Kuwaiti Family Committee, an organization formed in 2004 by the relatives of detainees to advocate for their just treatment under the U.S. Judicial system. He campaigned for the release of 12 Kuwaiti detainees, and has so far succeeded in getting 11 released. His son was released from Guantanamo November 5, 2014, after almost 13 years of detainment without charge.
Al-Odah is a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Kuwaiti Air Force, who trained with American servicemen in the United States and flew missions with them as an ally in the Persian Gulf War of 1991. He has five children, and currently lives in Kuwait City.