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More prisoners end hunger strike at Guantanamo, US military says

The U.S. military says the number of prisoners on the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay has dropped to 75, down from a peak of 106 last week.

From the U.S. base in Cuba, Army Lt. Col. Sam House said Thursday that a total of 67 of those 75 prisoners on hunger strike ate a meal over the last day.

House says they were still listed as hunger strikers because the military requires a minimum of three days of sustained eating and a minimal caloric intake before they can be removed from the tally. He says they also "must want to be removed from the list."

A total of 46 prisoners are on the "enteral feed list," meaning they can be strapped down and fed through a nasal tube.