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US military commissions go to work in Guantanamo

US President Barack Obama’s revamped military commissions start work Monday at the US naval base in Guantanamo, Cuba, focusing on the cases of two men facing terrorism charges. One has pleaded guilty and the other was 15 at the time of his arrest. Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qosi, 50, pleaded guilty…

Obama’s new Gitmo closure deadline: Jan. 22, 2013

Closing Guantanamo is emerging as a never-ending nightmare for President Barack Obama after he bowed to pressure and backed down from plans to try the accused 9/11 plotters in the heart of New York City. One year after his landmark promise to shutter the controversial prison at the US naval…

Claim: ‘Scores’ of Guantanamo inmates back on battlefield

Dozens of released Guantanamo detainees have returned to the battlefield, said a senior US Senator, urging the Barack Obama administration not to release more inmates from the war-on-terror prison camp. US Senator Dianne Feinstein told CBS television’s “Face the Nation” program that about a third of former inmates at the…

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