'Bin Laden bodyguard' transferred out of Guantanamo

Abdul Shalabi, a Saudi Arabian detainee said by the US military to have been a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden, has been repatriated from Guantanamo Bay after more than a decade behind barsA Saudi Arabian detainee said by the US military to have been a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden has been repatriated from Guantanamo Bay after more than a decade behind bars, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Abdul Shalabi, 39, was first captured by Pakistani forces in December 2001 and was transferred to Guantanamo the following month. “The United States coordinated with the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to ensure this transfer took place consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures,” Cook said.

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