Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay: Pentagon
Detention facility at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay (AFP)

Six Guantanamo detainees, including four Syrians, one Palestinian and one Tunisian, have been transferred to Uruguay from the American military base in Cuba, where 136 detainees remain, the Pentagon said Sunday.

Among the inmates transferred out was Syrian prisoner Jihad Diyab, who had staged a hunger strike and requested a US court to order prison officials to stop force-feeding him.