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Two more Guantanamo detainees sent to other countries

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Two more detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to other countries
  • One was sent to Spain and the other to Latvia, the Pentagon says
  • 176 detainees remain at the Guantanamo facility, according to the Pentagon

(CNN) -- Two more people held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility have been transferred to other countries, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

One of the detainees was sent to Spain and the other to Latvia, according to a Defense Department statement. Neither of the transferred detainees was identified in the statement.

The move leaves 176 detainees at Guantanamo, the statement said.

"The United States is grateful to the governments of Spain and Latvia for their willingness to support U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility," said the statement.

Since 2002, more than 600 detainees have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay to more than 40 other countries, according to the statement.