Obama To Transfer Four Gitmo Detainees To Saudi Arabia


On Wednesday, U.S. Officials told Fox News that four detainees at Guantanamo Bay Military Prison will be transferred to Saudi Arabia within the next 24 hours.

The identities of the detainees are not yet known, but their transfer marks the beginning of Obama’s final push to cut the number of detainees at Gitmo by as many as 19 individuals before the end of his presidency.

According to Reuters, the Obama administration has reduced the number of prisoners at Gitmo from 242 inmates, when he stepped into office, to 59 inmates, the number prior to the latest transfer.

News of the transfer comes after the president-elect tweeted his opposition to any releases on Tuesday:

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook responded to Trump’s tweet with the following statement:

“There is one commander in chief at a time and the Secretary of Defense will continue to carry out his responsibilities as he sees appropriate.”

According to Fox News, U.S. officials say 30 percent of detainees released from Gitmo are suspected of returning to the battlefield.

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