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US: 2 Guantanamo Detainees Transferred to Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon said on Monday it had transferred two detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the custody of Saudi Arabia, reducing the number of inmates still held at the facility to 160. In a statement, the Pentagon identified the transferred prisoners as Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and Hamood Abdulla Hamood. Both were recommended for transfer in a 2009 review of their cases by a U.S. interagency task force. Paul Lewis, the Defense Department's special envoy for...

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