While Paris Is Grieving… Obama Releases 5 GITMO Terrorists
The Pentagon transferred five Yemeni detainees who had been held for more than a decade at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United Arab Emirates, U.S. officials announced Sunday.
The men, all of whom were once suspected of having ties to al-Qaeda, arrived in the UAE on Saturday, officials said.
Adil Said al-Busayss, 42, Khalid Abd al-Qadasi, 46, Ali Ahmad Muhammad al-Rahizi, 36, Sulaiman al-Nahdi, 40, and Fahmi al-Sani, 38, were captured in 2001 by Pakistani and Afghan forces and eventually turned over to the United States.
Because of the conflict in Yemen and congressional prohibitions on sending Yemenis back to their native country, the Obama administration has cemented agreements with other governments to accept the detainees. More
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