Saturday, January 17, 2015

US Frees 5 Guantanamo Prisoners

President Obama Delivers Statement On Humanitarian Crisis In Iraq

The Pentagon on Thursday said five men from Yemen have been released from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the latest move in efforts by the Obama administration to close the military prison.

The Pentagon announced that one man has been sent to Estonia and four to Oman.

“The U.S. is grateful to the Government of Oman for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

“There are now 122 detainees held at Guantanamo,’’ the Pentagon said.

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