US approves freeing two Guantanamo detainees

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Washington (AFP) – The US government has approved the release of two more of the 39 wartime detainees held for years at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to rulings posted by the Pentagon. Yemeni Sanad Yislam al-Kazimi and Afghanistan native Assadullah Haroon Gul, known as Haroon al-Afghani, both won approval for their release on October 7, documents posted by the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board said. Kazimi, 51, who was a low-level bodyguard for Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, has been in Guantanamo for 17 years.  Kazimi was detained in Dubai in November 2002 and hande…

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