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Somali man to be released from Guantanamo Bay prison after 17 years

WaSHINGTON (SD) – Guleed Hassan Ahmed, Somali man was among five Guantanamo Bay detainees approved for release.

Ahmed along with Kenyan Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu; and Omar Muhammad Ali al-Rammah, Moath Hamza al-Alwi, and Suhayl al-Sharabi of Yemen.

The Somali man  has been held at Guantánamo Bay as a high-value prisoner.

He was approved for transfer with security assurances, according to a document obtained last Monday by New York Times.

Guleed became the first detainee who was brought there from a C.I.A. black site to be recommended for release.

47, received word of the decision on Monday morning, the eve of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the detention facility at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. 

He became the 14th or 15th of the 39 detainees still at Guantánamo with approval for transfer once U.S. diplomats find countries to accept them with security guarantees that satisfy the defense secretary, Lloyd J. Austin III.

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