Hamdi voices innocence, joy about reunion

Man held as ‘enemy combatant’ now back in Saudi Arabia. Saudi citizen Yaser Hamdi, recently released by the United States after being held as an enemy combatant, proclaimed his innocence and said he was happy to be with his family again. “It feels great — I can’t really describe my feelings — especially after meeting with my parents, the family, after more than three years being away from them,” he told CNN Producer Rida Said, in an exclusive interview Wednesday from Hamdi’s home in the port city of Jubail. Hamdi, a 24-year-old born in the United States, was arrested in Afghanistan in December 2001. He returned to Saudi Arabia on Monday, a day after he was released from the U.S. naval base in Charleston, South Carolina. Full Story

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