The new policy will allow 160 detainees to be released in various repatriation processes in some countries but not all.
The prisoners are free to return home after twelve years of detention without charge.
MIAMI (AP) — Two men who have been held without charge at the Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade have been sent back to their native Algeria as part of a renewed effort to gradually close the prison, U.S. officials said Thursday. The Pentagon identified the two men as Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane and Belkecem Bensayah. Both had been held on