U.S. to Release Four Guantanamo Bay Prisoners to Afghanistan

December 20, 2014 5:44 PM

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Four prisoners from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are to be repatriated to Afghanistan, the Defense Department said.

Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir were to be released as part of an effort by President Barack Obama to accelerate transfers and close the facility. An interagency task force reviewed their cases to determine whether the prisoners met the standards for release and examined is...

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