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U.S. Frees 7 Afghans From Guantanamo

Seven detainees were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and sent to their home country of Afghanistan this week, Defense Department officials announced yesterday, the latest step in Pentagon efforts to reduce the number of captives in the facility over coming months. Lt. Cmdr. J.D. Gordon, a Pentagon spokesman, said four other detainees formerly held at Guantanamo Bay — three Moroccans and one Ugandan — recently were transferred to the custody of their home governments as part of an arrangement to shift the responsibility for holding enemy combatants from the United States to other nations. Full Story

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