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Two more detainees released from Guantanamo prison

The Pentagon announced Thursday the transfer of two more prisoners from the U.S. jail in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, bringing the remaining inmate population to 91.

Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al-Sawah was flown to Bosnia, and Abd al-Aziz Abduh Abdallah Ali al-Suwaydi went to Montenegro.

Al-Sawah, an Egyptian, was “one of the most compliant detainees at Guantanamo,” the multi-agency Periodic Review Board found. He reportedly provided information about al-Qaida to his interrogators.

His health status also was a factor in his release, the board said in its February 2015 recommendation. And his family agreed to help with his reintegration upon his return.

Al-Suwaydi, a Yemeni, was suspected of being a member of al-Qaida. Both men had been held at Guantanamo since 2002.

A third man, Mohammed Bwazir, a Yemeni who had been held in the prison since 2002, declined his transfer. John Chandler, his attorney, said he wanted to hold out for a country where he had family, reported the Washington Post.

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