U.S. repatriates two Guantanamo detainees to Saudi Arabia


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  • Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has sent two detainees being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility back to their native Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Monday, the latest push in a slow-moving effort towards eventually shuttering the prison.

The transfers of Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and Hamood Abdulla Hamood lowered the prisoner population to 160 and follows the repatriation of two prisoners to Algeria earlier this month.

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