U.S. transfers 5 more Guantanamo detainees; 127 remain

Publié: 31 décembre 2014 dans 3 - POLITIQUE, Informations générales, Washington

WPIX 11 New York

(CNN) — The U.S. government has transferred five more Guantanamo Bay detainees, shrinking the number to 127.

The detainees, two Yemeni and three Tunisians, were repatriated to Kazakhstan, after the Guantanamo Review Task Force said it determined the men did not pose security threats.

The Defense Department identified the men as Asim Thabit Abdullah Al-Khalaqi, Muhammad Ali Husayn Khanayna, Sabri Muhammad Ibrahim Al Qurashi, Adel Al-Hakeemy, and Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Lufti.

The move advances President Barack Obama’s goal of drawing down the number of those held at the U.S. naval base in southeastern Cuba, something that has been ongoing for years.

The departures of the five men means that 127 people are still detained at Guantanamo.

This is down significantly from the numbers soon after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when the facility widely known as Gitmo was repurposed to hold detainees from the « war on terror. »

The administration…

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