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U.S. sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan

Dec 20, 2014    

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 years ago, citing the damage it inflic...

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