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19 Guantanamo Bay prisoners returned to Afghanistan

The US military has released 19 prisoners held as al-Qaeda or Taliban suspects in its detention centre in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and returned them to Afghanistan, an Afghan government official said. Fazel Akbar, a spokesman for President Hamid Karzai, said the 19 arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday after more than a year in custody. “The United States says it has completed investigations on them and they have been released because they are not a big threat any more,” Akbar told AFP. He said the men were flown into Bagram air base near Kabul, the US military’s headquarters in Afghanistan, and were now with the Afghan interior ministry, which was securing their return to locations across the country. Full Story

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