15 Guantanamo Bay detainees moved to UAE
Fifteen Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates, the largest such release in years, the Pentagon said on August 15. The latest transfers bring the remaining population of the detention centre down to 61. Since the September 11, 2001, attacks, about 780 inmates have been housed in the United States military-run facility. According to a State Department official, 12 of the men are from Yemen and three are Afghans.