US transfers nine Yemeni inmates from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

Part of the US Guantanamo Bay Naval Base is seen from La Gobernadora viewpoint in Guantanamo province, Cuba on March 13, 2016The 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 has in recent months accelerated the rate at which detainees who have been approved for transfer are released from the facility, which President Barack Obama wants to close before his term ends at the end of the year. Saturday’s release marks the largest transfer since 10 Yemenis were sent to Oman in January.

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