Former Guantanamo prisoner released in December dies in Kazakhstan

May 23, 2015 8:15 AM

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A man who was released from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in December and resettled in Kazakhstan has died in that Central Asian country, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

Asim Thabit Abdullah al-Khalaqi, who was about 47, according to military records, died May 7, Army Lt. Col. Myles Caggins said. He did not provide a cause of death. The British newspaper the Guardian reported that it was from kidney failure, citing another former prisoner.

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