US frees Yemeni prisoner from Guantanamo, sends him to Italy

July 10, 2016 7:15 PM

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A Yemeni prisoner at Guantanamo Bay was released after more than 14 years in custody and sent to Italy.

The Pentagon said Sunday that the release of Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman reduces the number of men held at the U.S. base in Cuba to 78. He is one of about two dozen low-level Guantanamo prisoners expected to be released in the coming weeks.

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