Pentagon to send about a dozen Guantanamo inmates to other countries soon

Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee Tariq Ba Odah is seen in a U.S. military imageBy Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon plans to transfer about a dozen inmates of the Guantanamo military prison to at least two countries that have agreed to take them, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, the latest move in President Barack Obama’s final push to close the facility. Among them will be Tariq Ba Odah, a Yemeni man who has been on a long-term hunger strike and has lost about half of his body weight. There are now 91 prisoners at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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