Pentagon transfers prisoner in race to close Gitmo


The Pentagon has transferred another detainee from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, bringing the number of prisoners left to 113.

Peter Cook, the Pentagon's press secretary, announced Thursday that Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz was repatriated to Mauritania.

"The United States is grateful to the government of Mauritania for its willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility," Cook said in a statement. "The United States coordinated with the government of Mauritania to ensure this transfer took place consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures."

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