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Two Guantanamo Bay prisoners returned to Kabul

Asia (, - Two prisoners of the notorious US prison Guantanamo returned to their homeland in Afghanistan. Abdul Karim and Abdul Zahir Saber, who lived in Oman since their liberation in 2017, arrived in Kabul, Ariana News reports.

According to a statement by the press secretary of the Afghan Ministry of Internal Affairs, Abdul Mateen Kani, both Afghans were imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Both were released in 2017 and sent to Oman, where they were kept under house arrest. During all this time they could not leave the country.

Another Afghan prisoner, Muhammad Rahim, remains in Guantanamo Bay. His family demanded his release back in November 2023.

The US government has said for years that it is working to reduce the number of prisoners and ultimately close Guantanamo, but there has been no progress, the Afghan news agency emphasizes.

Two Guantanamo Bay prisoners returned to Kabul