U.S. sends six Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman for resettlement




 
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June 13th, 2015  
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Topic: U.S. sends six Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman for resettlement


By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six Yemenis held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo have been flown to Oman for resettlement, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in President Barack Obama's slow push to close the facility. The release came a week after Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he was working with the White House on a proposal for Congress on shutting the internationally condemned jail at the U.S. naval base in Cuba, where most prisoners have been held without charges or trial. No further large transfers are imminent, according to a senior U.S. official, though efforts continue to repatriate prisoners or settle them elsewhere.




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