Guantanamo prisoner from Mauritania back home after 13 years

2015-10-29 14:50
(Brennan Linsley, AP)

(Brennan Linsley, AP)

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Miami - Another prisoner has been released from the detention center on the US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Pentagon says Ahmed Abdel Aziz has been sent back to his native Mauritania after 13 years in custody at Guantanamo. He is the 14th prisoner released this year amid a continuing standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress over Obama's attempt to close the detention center.

Aziz was initially detained as a suspected member of al-Qaeda with ties to some of the most senior members of the terrorist organization. He was captured by Pakistani authorities at a suspected al-Qaeda safe house and turned over to the US He was never charged with a crime.

The release of the 45-year-old Aziz was announced on Thursday.

There are now 113 prisoners at Guantanamo.

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