NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 987-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 09, 2007
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Detainee Transfer Announced
The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of six detainees
from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Five detainees were transferred to
Afghanistan, and one was transferred to Bahrain. These detainees were
determined to be eligible for transfer following a comprehensive series
of review processes conducted at Guantanamo Bay.
Approximately 80 detainees remain at Guantanamo who the U.S. government
has determined eligible for transfer or release. Departure of these
remaining detainees is subject to ongoing discussions between the United
States and other nations.
Since 2002, approximately 420 detainees have departed Guantanamo for
other countries including Albania, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh,
Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Jordan,
Kuwait, Libya, Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain,
Sweden, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, and Yemen.
Approximately 355 detainees remain at Guantanamo.
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