Uruguay accepts six Guantanamo prisoners for resettlement

December 7, 2014 12:15 PM

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Uruguay accepts six Guantanamo prisoners for resettlement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six men held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were flown to Uruguay for resettlement on Sunday, the Pentagon said, the latest step in a slow-moving push by the Obama administration to close the facility.

The release of four Syrians, a Tunisian and a Palestinian, who arrived in South America aboard a U.S. military transport plane, represented the largest single group to leave the internationally condemned U.S. detention camp since 2009.

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