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U.S. releases 2 detainees from Guantanamo, Pentagon says

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The two detainees will be sent to Algeria and Cape Verde
  • Pentagon: More than 600 detainees have been released since 2002
  • The Guantanamo facility still holds 178 detainees, the Pentagon says

(CNN) -- The United States is transferring two detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the governments of Algeria and Cape Verde, the Defense Department said Monday.

The detainees were identified as Abdul Aziz Naji, who will be repatriated to his native Algeria, and Abd-al-Nisr Mohammed Khantumani, who will resettle in Cape Verde.

More than 600 detainees have been released since 2002, the Pentagon said.

They have been sent to Albania, Algeria, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Chad, Denmark, Egypt, Georgia, France, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Palau, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Somalia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and Yemen.

The Guantanamo facility still holds 178 detainees, the Pentagon said in a release Monday.