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Obama White House Defends Transfer of Gitmo Detainees to Senegal

The Washington Examiner [1] reported:

The Obama administration is defending its decision to release two more detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison, just a week after Republicans questioned whether the countries that agree to hold the detainees are able to monitor them and prevent them from returning to terrorism.

On Monday, the administration announced that it had sent two Libyan detainees [2] held at Guantanamo Bay to Senegal. The two are the first of a group of about a dozen inmates expected to be resettled, and their transfer brings the number of remaining detainees at the island prison to 89.