U.S. returns 2 Guantanamo detainees

Two detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay — an Afghan and a Moroccan — have been transferred to the custody of their native countries, authorities said Thursday.

U.S. returns 2 Guantanamo detainees
Two detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay — an Afghan and a Moroccan — have been transferred to the custody of their native countries, authorities said Thursday.

The men were flown out of the U.S. Naval base in southeastern Cuba on Tuesday, according to Guantanamo spokesman Navy Cmdr. Rick Haupt.

They were allowed to leave after a military review of whether the prisoners have intelligence value or pose a threat to the United States. The military does not provide details about individual cases.

About 380 detainees remain at Guantanamo on suspicion of links to al-Qaida or the Taliban, including 80 who have been deemed eligible for transfer or release. The vast majority have been held for years without being charged.

Some 395 detainees have been released or transferred since the Guantanamo detention center opened in January 2002, according to the military.
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