Obama released four top Gitmo detainees on Saturday.
He sent them back to Afghanistan.
A report released by the House Armed Services subcommittee in 2012 revealed that 27% of Gitmo detainees return to a life of terror after their release.
At least 168 times released Gitmo detainees have returned to terrorism.
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Four more Gitmo detainees were sent back home on Saturday.
Aljazeera America reported:
Four detainees have been released from the Guantanamo Bay at the request of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed Saturday.
Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir have been repatriated to Afghanistan after what the Pentagon called a “comprehensive review” of their case.
The men become the latest detainees released from Guantanamo, which President Barack Obama has committed to shuttering gradually. Earlier this month, six detainees were released to Uruguay.
Saturday’s release, which was coordinated with the Afghan government, leaves 132 detainees remaining at Guantanamo Bay.
Lawyers for Khan, who was held in Guantanamo for 11 years without charge, welcomed the release of their client.
“Shawali was sent to Guantanamo on the flimsiest of allegations that were implausible on their face and never properly investigated,” said lawyers with the Center for Constitutional Rights, in a statement.
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The transfers will bring the prison’s population down to 131, with 63 of the remaining detainees already cleared for removal.