Nine Yemeni inmates from Guantanamo transferred to Saudi Arabia: Pentagon

Part of the US Guantanamo Bay Naval Base is seen from La Gobernadora viewpoint in Guantanamo province, Cuba on March 13, 2016

Washington (AFP) – The Pentagon on Saturday announced the transfer of nine Yemeni inmates from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia, bringing the remaining population at the controversial military prison down to 80. 

“The United States is grateful to the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing US efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility,” the Pentagon said in a statement.


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