US releases five Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo
Al Jazeera, 16 Nov 2015
The US defence department has announced the release of five Yemeni men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba.
Al Jazeera Correspondent - Growing Up Guantanamo
The group, who had spent more than a decade in Guantanamo, were transferred to the UAE, the Pentagon said in a statement published on its website on Monday.
The men were identified as Ali al-Razihi, Khalid al-Qadasi, Adil al-Busays, Sulayman al-Nahdi and Fahmi al-Asani.
US President Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the camp shortly after taking power in 2009, establishing the Guantanamo Review Task Force to review and clear prisoners for release.
The review board, which is made up of six US departments and agencies, unanimously approved the release of all the men except Razihi, but the men continued to be detained.