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Possible new home for Gitmo ex-detainee unhappy in Uruguay

FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, from Syria, sits in front of the U.S. embassy while visiting former fellow detainees demanding financial assistance from the U.S., in Montevideo, Uruguay. Supporters of the former Guantanamo prisoner who has been unhappy living in Uruguay said on Oct. 22, 2016 that another country has offered to accept him, but didn't say which country. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)

FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, from Syria, sits in front of the U.S. embassy while visiting former fellow detainees demanding financial assistance from the U.S., in Montevideo, Uruguay. Supporters of the former Guantanamo prisoner who has been unhappy living in Uruguay said on Oct. 22, 2016 that another country has offered to accept him, but didn't say which country. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)  (The Associated Press)

Supporters of a former Guantanamo prisoner who has been unhappy living in Uruguay say that another country has offered to accept him.

They say the offer prompted Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab to drop a lengthy hunger strike to press his demands.

The group "Vigil for Dhiab" reports the offer on its Facebook page. Members confirmed its authenticity on Saturday.

It doesn't say which country made the offer and it's unclear if Dhiab has travel documents.

Uruguay's government says it's repeatedly tried without success to find another country to accept Dhiab and his family. It's also offered to bring his family to Uruguay, but he's rejected the offer.

Dhiab is one of six former prisoners from the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo, Cuba, who were resettled in Uruguay in 2014.