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5 Guantanamo Captives Released to Saudi Arabia

May 17, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

The United States has turned over five Saudi prisoners held at its naval base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to authorities in Saudi Arabia, U.S. defense officials said.

The officials said the five men have arrived in Saudi Arabia.

The release is believed to cut the number of prisoners being held at the high-security camp to about 675.

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