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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-14-10 08:20 PM
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2. Obama reaffirms Guantanamo Bay prison closure plans
January 5, 2010

US President Barack Obama has said a Yemen-linked plot to bomb an airliner will not prevent the closure of the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.

The US has suspended the repatriation of Yemeni prisoners held there in the wake of the plot, claimed by a Yemen-based al-Qaeda offshoot.

Nearly half of those remaining at the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are from Yemen.

Mr Obama originally set a January 22 deadline to close the prison camp.

But he admitted last November that that deadline had slipped to later in 2010.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8442543.stm
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