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US in largest detainee transfer under Obama

Guantanamo Bay, A detention facility on an American naval base in south-eastern Cuba.
The jail was opened by former US President George W Bush in January 2002 to accommodate foreign terror suspects after the 11 September attacks in 2001 and the subsequent US-led invasion of Afghanistan.
Some 779 men have been brought there since it opened.
The US says it has sent 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates – the largest single transfer during President Barack Obama’s administration.
The Pentagon says the transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans brings the total number of prisoners down to 61 at the US facility in Cuba.
The released inmates had been held without charge, some for over 14 years.
President Obama wants to close the prison before he leaves office.

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