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First Guantanamo inmates charged

The Pentagon has announced the first charges against foreign detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Two men, alleged to have been key al-Qaeda members, have been charged with conspiracy to commit war crimes. The Pentagon named them as Ali Hamza Ahmed Sulayman al-Bahlul of Yemen and Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qosi of Sudan. They will be tried by a military tribunal, but the US government will not seek the death penalty if they are convicted, Reuters news agency says. Nine Britons have been among more than 660 terror suspects held at the US base on Cuba for two years without trial. Full Story

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