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Report: Pentagon planning largest Gitmo detainee transfer since 2007

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The Pentagon has notified Congress that it plans to transfer 17 detainees out of Guantanamo Bay in the coming weeks as the president races to close the military prison before he leaves office in 2017.

The proposed move of prisoners could reduce the population there to 90 by early 2016 and would involve the largest number of transfers in a single month since 2007, according to the New York Times, which first reported the planned exodus.

The administration has transferred 20 detainees so far in 2015, according to data compiled by the New York Times.

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