US sends 4 Gitmo prisoners home to Afghanistan

December 21, 2014 2:28 AM

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US sends 4 Gitmo prisoners home to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home to Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a slow-moving push by the Obama administration to close the facility.

The men were flown to Kabul overnight aboard a U.S. military plane and released to Afghan authorities, the first such transfer of its kind to the war-torn country since 2009, according to a U.S. official. Obama promised to shut the internationally condemned prison when he took office nearly six year...

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