The outside of the "Camp Five" detention facility is seen at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba December 10, 2008. REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool/File Photo
Reuters: U.S. transfers two Guantanamo inmates to Serbia
Two inmates from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are being transferred to Serbia, leaving 76 detainees at the facility, the U.S. government said on Monday.
The Department of Defense announced the transfer of Yemeni national Mansur Ahmad Saad al-Dayfi and Tajik national Muhammadi Davlatov.
It is the first time the United States has transferred Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Serbia, said Lee Wolosky, the State Department special envoy for Guantanamo's closure.
"The United States appreciates the generous assistance of Serbia as the United States continues its efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility," Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement. "This significant humanitarian gesture is consistent with Serbia’s leadership on the global stage."
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WNU Editor: This announcement follows yesterday's transfer of a Guanatanmo inmate to Italy .... U.S. Transfers Yemeni Guantanamo Detainee To Italy, 78 Detainees Left (July 10, 2016).
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