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  1. Obama hopes to transfer dozens from Gitmo within 6 months, official saysRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Washington Times

    The Obama administration plans to transfer dozens of detainees from Guantanamo Bay over the next six months, with as many as five detainees being moved over the next few days, a U.S. official who spoke with CNN on condition of anonymity said Friday. The plans are part of the White House's efforts to reduce the population at the U.S. naval base in southeastern Cuba.

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  2. 5 more to be released from GitmoRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - The U.S. plans to move as many as five Guantanamo Bay detainees in the coming days. That's according to a U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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  3. Official: US eyes dozens of Gitmo transfersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TheBostonChannel.com

    The Obama administration hopes to transfer dozens of detainees from Guantanamo Bay in the next six months as part of a stepped-up effort to reduce the population there, according to a U.S. official. As many as five detainees are expected to be moved from the detention facility in the next few days, with several more transfers anticipated in early 2015, the official said on condition of anonymity. 7 comments

  4. The Evening Blues - 12-26-14Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Kos

    ... unknown detainee. Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, also known as prisoner 212, was held at a secret black site at Guantanamo Bay, according to the report, bringing the total number of detainees to 780. ... More than a single digit change in the tally, ...

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  5. Obama to do 'everything I can'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | CNN

    President Barack Obama says he plans to push to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility during his final two years in office -- potentially fulfilling a major campaign promise that he hasn't yet accomplished. "I'm going to be doing everything I can to close it," Obama said in an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley that aired Sunday on "State of the Union."

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  6. Guantanamo: U.S. eyes dozens of transfersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | CNN

    President Barack Obama signed an executive order on January 22, 2009, to close the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year. Nearly six years later, the prison for terrorism suspects remains open.

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  7. Escape from Guantanamo BayRead the original story

    Friday | Counterpunch

    ... Statecraft" by Chris Floyd and "The Surveillance Films of Laura Poitras" by Kim Nicolini. Last Saturday, the Guantanamo Bay detention camp released four of its 136 uncharged detainees from custody. Six years late, Barack Obama is inching closer ...

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  8. Immunity and interrogators: a second lookRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 25 | The Daily Republic

    ... at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. They primarily dealt with setting up a military commission to try detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including which of the nearly 600 detainees would face prosecution and who would be released. Ten years ago, when Sept. ...

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  9. US ramps up transfer plans for Guantanamo detaineesRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Journalgazette.net

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration is accelerating its efforts to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center, preparing to move dozens of inmates out of the prison in coming months in a step forward for President Obama's redoubled attempt to achieve a core national security objective before he leaves office. U.S. officials, describing administration plans to significantly reduce the Guantanamo population over the next six months, said they are in talks with a wide range of countries that they hope will accept all 64 detainees now approved for transfer.

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  10. Obama administration accelerates transfers of Guantanamo detaineesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Russia Taday

    Dozens of innocent men still held at the Guantanamo Bay prison complex in Cuba can expect to be transferred in the next six months as the Obama administration tries to complete its policy goal of shuttering the prison, the Pentagon said. Pentagon officials said President Obama is in talks with leaders from a wide range of potential host countries in the hope that they will accept all 64 detainees now approved for transfer.

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  11. Obama seeks to close GitmoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The Obama administration is accelerating its efforts to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center, preparing to move dozens of inmates out of the prison in coming months in a step forward for President Barack Obama's redoubled attempt to achieve a core national security objective before he leaves office. U.S. officials, describing administration plans to significantly reduce the Guantanamo population over the next six months, said they are in talks with a wide range of countries that they hope will accept all 64 detainees now approved for transfer.

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  12. Obama Steps Up Efforts to Close Gitmo Before Leaving OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | News Max

    The Obama administration is stepping up efforts to shut down Guantanamo Bay's prison, planning to move inmates out to fulfill a promise by President Barack Obama to close the detention facility before he leaves office. U.S. officials told The Washington Post that dozens of inmates are expected to be moved out in the coming months.

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  13. Krauthammer: Obama's promise to close Guantanamo Bay 'completely illogical'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Fox News

    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that President Obama's long-held promise to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility makes no sense, given the rate of detainees who end up again plotting against the United States. "This whole thing is completely illogical.

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  14. The not so Merry Christmas 50 years from nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... windowed box that is sealed with far too many pieces of invisible tape It would be easier to get a guy out of Guantanamo Bay Prison than this doll from that box. A box that has become the prison she's attached to. A box so incased in plastic that it ...

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  15. Former Guantanamo detainee released by the US in 2006 is now...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Daily Mail

    Moment a PANDA got stuck up a tree! Bao Bao the cub made for higher ground after getting a shock on electric fence Revealed: Former Guantanamo detainee released by the US in 2006 is now recruiting for ISIS and has sent 2,500 fighters - TWICE as many as allied airstrikes have killed Now he has recruited at least 2,500 Saudi Muslims and some Yemenis to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria, according to highly placed Pentagon sources US-led allied airstrikes have killed more than 1,100 ISIS fighters, less than half of the number al-Rubaish has dispatched to the battlefield on his own Some of the men Rubaish sent to Syria brought young sons with them, Defense Department sources said, where they are schooled in jihad A Muslim terror leader whom the United States released from the Guantanamo Bay military prison camp in 2006 has sent at least 2,500 jihadis from Saudi Arabia and some from Yemen to join ... (more)

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  16. US offers $5M reward for al Qaeda leader released from GitmoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | New York Post

    Ibrahim al-Rubaysh was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2006, but now the US is offering $5 million reward for information about him. The Obama administration is scrambling to track down an al Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay years ago, offering a $5 million reward for information on him and placing him on a global terrorist list.

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  17. U.S. prepares to ramp up transfers from GuantanamoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | The Washington Post

    This April 8, 2014 file photo made during an escorted visit and reviewed by the U.S. military shows the razor wire-topped fence and the watch tower of "Camp 6" detention facility at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Obama administration is accelerating its efforts to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center, preparing to move dozens of inmates out of the prison in coming months in a step forward for President Obama's redoubled attempt to achieve a core national security objective before he leaves office.

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  18. US government offering $5Mreward for Al Qaeda leaderfreed from GitmoRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 23 | Lucianne.com

    The Obama administration is scrambling to track down an Al Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay years ago, offering a $5 million reward for information on him and placing him on a global terrorist list. Ibrahim al-Rubaysh was originally released in 2006 by the George W. Bush administration and put into a Saudi Arabian "rehabilitation" program.

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  19. Obama administration planning more transfers of Guantanamo Bay detaineesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | TheBlaze.com

    The State Department said Tuesday that it plans on moving more terrorist detainees out of U.S. facilities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and into facilities in other countries. Spokeswoman Marie Harf announced these plans as she announced the resignation of Cliff Sloan, who served for about 18 months as State's special envoy on Guantanamo closure.

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  20. Daily Press Briefing: Guantanamo BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | State Department

    Just one item at the top. You probably all saw the Secretary's statement last night about Cliff Sloan, our special envoy for Guantanamo closure.

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