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Pentagon Announces Transfer of 15 Guantanamo Detainess to United Arab Emirates

handcuffedThe Pentagon announced tonight that 15 Guantanamo prisoners are being transferred to the United Arab Emirates.

There have been prisoner transfers before, but this one is the largest such transfer under the Obama administration to date.

According to ABC News, the U.S. is releasing 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE.

A reported 61 detainees remain at Gitmo––the facility that President Obama had tried to close at the start of his presidency.

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