Mujahid ended up feeling that his work as an informant was perhaps not as noble as he had once believed. He felt he had seen the uglier side of both the Yemeni government and Al-Qaeda, and decided to approach the CIA to tell them what he had experienced.

Unfortunately for Mujahid, it seems the CIA had informed the Yemeni authorities about Mujahid’s approach. He alleges they subsequently kidnapped and held him for over a week to make sure he did not go behind their backs again. With no other way out, Mujahid approached a lawyer and decided to make his story public.

"[Ammar Saleh] told me, ‘If you wanted to reach out to the Americans, you should have come to me’.”